TRIPOLI, Libya (May 13,2008) – The Bosnian President Dr Haris Silajdžić is in an official visit to the Great Socialist People’s Libyan Arabic Jamahiriya.fter arriving in the airport in the capital of Libya - Tripoli, President Silajdžić was welcomed with the highest Libyan state honors and an honorary guard.Directly departing from the airport for the meeting with Muammar Abu Minyar al-Gaddafi, the President Great Socialist People’s Libyan Arabic Jamahiriya, the Bosnian President Haris Silajdžić received a special honor in the leader’s tent with maximum security measures, which is only shown to the great friends of Libya and the Libyan people.
During the conversation that lasted more than an hour, President Silajdžić thanked President Gaddafi for support that Libya and the Libyan people showed to Bosnia during and after the 1992-1995 Serbian,Montenegrin and Croatian aggressions against Bosnia.
During the meeting, President Silajdžić informed the Libyan President about the political situation in Bosnia and the region and stressed out that Bosnia was making progress toward the European Union.
President Gaddafi said that the meeting was of extreme importance and added that it was a cornerstone for better cooperation between the two friendly countries. He emphasized that Libya supported Bosnia in its efforts to join the European Union and that it is a good thing for Bosnia to become a European Union member.
According to him, Libya was one of the founders of the Mediterranean Union and is now actively participating in the project, and he added that he expected support from Bosnia because Bosnia is also a Mediterranean country.
During the meeting, they talked about the possibilities for economic cooperation and potential investments of Libyan investors in Bosnia, as well as opening new jobs for the Bosnian companies in Libya.
Also, Dr El Baghdadi El-Mahmoudi, the Prime Minister of Libya met with the Bosnian delegation of businessmen. The main topic of the meeting was the economic cooperation between Bosnia and Libya.
A delegation of the Bosnian businessmen is accompanying the Bosnian President Haris Silajdžić, consisted of the directors of the following Bosnian companies: MIMS, Bosnalijek, Energoinvest, Promo Donji Vakuf, DITA Tuzla, Integral Inženjering, ENGO Bihać, Bosna ADS, Širbegović grupa, Giprom Tuzla, OKI Sarajevo, Tehnograd Company Tuzla.
The Bosnian State Presidency announced that President Silajdzic placed wreaths yesterday at the memorial of fallen fighters of the El-Hani Battle. He will also place wreaths to the grave of Ebu Minyar el-Quadafi.President Silajdzic also visited the Centre for Research of the Green Book and JAFARA – MIMS, the first Bosnian – Libyan investment in Libya.