Wednesday, May 28, 2008


SARAJEVO, Bosnia (May 28,2008) – The newly appointed Ambassador of Japan to Bosnia Futao Motai submitted yesterday credentials to the Bosnian President Haris Silajdžić.Welcoming the newly appointed Ambassador of Japan and wishing him a successful mission in Bosnia,the Bosnian President expressed his belief that bilateral relations between Bosnia and Japan would continue to develop in different areas, especially in the field of culture and economy.

“Bosnia is quickly entering the Euro-Atlantic integration because on June 16, we will sign the Stabilization and Association Agreement. We have also taken a very important step with NATO and we are hoping for the Japanese Government’s support in the Euro-Atlantic path, just as it was so far”. President Silajdžić emphasized and added that Bosnia, with its resources, especially tourist economy, could be a reliable partner for investors and the Japanese government, in bilateral and multilateral field.

Ambassador Futao Motai, during the transfer of credentials of His Majesty, the Emperor of Japan to the Bosnian President Haris Silajdžić, transferred Japan's people’s and government’s satisfaction that Bosnia has risen from the ashes and achieved this level of development.

Japan will continue to strongly support Bosnia in the process of joining the European Union and the full-fledged NATO membership,Ambassador Motai stated.

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