Monday, December 17, 2007


SARAJEVO, Bosnia (December 17,2007) – "The NATO Political Military Steering Committee accepted the Partnership for Peace Planning and Review Process (PARP) for Bosnia, which has successfully ended the first cycle in the fulfillment of obligations our country has accepted by joining the Partnership for Peace (PFP) Programme," the Bosnian Deputy Defence Minister and Head of the Bosnian delegation for PARP Igor Crnadak said at a press conference in the Bosnian capital Sarajevo.

Crnadak reminded that PARP was unanimously accepted at the meeting in the NATO HQ in Brussels on December 11.He said that the Bosnian side expressed assistance that there is full consensus in Bosnia in terms of the fulfilment of conditions necessary for the process of Euro-Atlantic integrations.

PARP, a document which defines partnership objectives for Bosnia concerning defence, security and foreign police, as well as the relationship between the defence systems of Bosnia and NATO, will be verified on January 10,2008, following a “period of silence”, i.e. after it is delivered to missions of NATO member states.

Crnadak said that the successful completion of the first cycle sends a positive signal prior to the NATO Summit in Bucharest (Romania) scheduled for early April next year.

He stressed that this is no time for euphoria and that work needs to be continued immediately on fulfilling conditions from the second cycle with NATO, including the adoption of the presentation document for Bosnia – the Individual Partnership Action Plan (IPAP).

Crnadak also said that this document will be before the Bosnian Presidency in February and that all state ministries are already working on it.

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