Monday, December 10, 2007


SARAJEVO, Bosnia (December 10,2007) – A member of the Bosnian Presidency member Haris Silajdzic met in the Bosnian capital Sarajevo with outgoing Director of the World Bank in Bosnia and Coordinator for the Southeastern Europe Orsalia Kalantzopoulos.

Kalantzopoulos presented her successor Jane Armitage, who will as the Director of the Western Balkans region. She will take office on January 1, the Bosnian Presidency stated.

She also presented the report on current activities of the World Bank in Bosnia and stressed that there are certain problems concerning the implementation of 10 million USD in support of the Bosnian secondary schools.

Kalantzopoulos said that only four cantons have expressed interest in these funds.

Silajdzic thanked Kalantzopoulos four her successful four-year engagement in Bosnia and stressed that he expects equally successful cooperation to continue with the new World Bank Director in Bosnia.

He said that additional efforts need to be made to ensure that funds intended for secondary education do not fail and stressed that different opinions of certain structures are a result of a complicated and dysfunctional system.

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