Wednesday, May 7, 2008


DUBROVNIK, Croatia (May 7,2008) – Bosnia,Croatia and Montenegro signed in Dubrovnik,Croatia, a statement on cross-state border cooperation in the case of natural and other disasters, as well as about natural resources’ management.

The Bosnian Foreign Affairs Minister Sven Alkalaj addressed the participants and emphasized that the cross-state border cooperation and regional development of the three friendly countries, as well as cooperation in joint projects, are aimed to promote and further stabilize the situation in the region.

This is the first time that all the three countries agreed on the areas of joint activities, which is important keeping in mind the catastrophic consequences the area of Dubrovnik suffered because of fires from the neighbouring states.

The agreement is the result of meetings on cooperation between municipalities at the borders between Bosnia,Croatia and Montenegro. The Bosnian Foreign Affairs Minister Sven Alkalaj,the Croatian Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integraitons Gordan Jandrokovic and the Montenegrin Foreign Affairs Minister Milan Rocen, as well as representatives of the cities and municipalities from the border areas between the three countries participated at the meetings.

A similar meeting was held in Neum,Bosnia, last year. It was marked as a “political frame expressed through the support of the governments”. This meting in Dubrovnik has been characterized as “a frame for perspective forms of cooperation”. The next meeting which will take place in Herceg Novi,Montenegro, should result in “already realized concrete results of the program cooperation”. .

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