Wednesday, May 14, 2008


SARAJEVO, Bosnia (May 14,2008) - A member of the Bosnian State Presidency Željko Komšić met yesterday with Matthew Rycroft, the Ambassador of Great Britain to Bosnia.In a long and open conversation, they talked about the internal and political situation in Bosnia, its path to the European Union and the situation in the region,the Bosnian State Presidency said in a press release.

Great Britain supports Bosnia on its path to the European integration and wants it to sign the Stabilization and Association Agreement with the European Union – said Ambassador Rycroft during yesterday’s meeting.

Bosnian Presidency Member Komšić said he believes that it would be better if Bosnia would sign the Agreement on June 16, because the Agreement should be translated into all languages that are used in the European Union, as well as into the Bosnian language.

He added that one of the most important strategic goals of Bosnia was to become an EU and NATO member.Komšić also said that Bosnia still needs a strong and active international community’s presence.

During the meeting, they also talked about the Bosnian constitutional reform, and on that occasion, Bosnian Presidency Member Željko Komšić said that it was necessary to review the Bosnian Constitution, however, at this moment, there is not enough of political will to do it.

He added that the “April package” of constitutional amendments had represented a good chance for Bosnia, however, that is a “closed book” for Bosnia at this moment.

At the end of the meeting, they concluded that the EU path of Bosnia was the road without any alternative, and Great Britain strongly supports Bosnia on that way.

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