Thursday, October 23, 2008


SARAJEVO, Bosnia (October 23,2008) - Representatives of the British opposition led by the member of the British Parliament and Shadow Minister of Foreign Affairs William Hague, who are visiting Bosnia, met yesterday in Sarajevo with representatives of six Bosnia's ruling parties.

They talked about the current political situation in Bosnia, including issues that are related to forthcoming constitutional reforms and Bosnia's road towards European integrations.

As the HDZ BiH president Dragan Covic said in his press statement the key issue for Bosnia is the constitutional reform. Stating the attitudes of his party on which he informed guests, Covic considers that OHR should stay in BiH until Bosnia gets new constitution and that this task should be completed until the next general elections in order for us not to fall behind on the road towards the European integrations.

SDA attitude is that the Bosnian state institutions should be strengthen in order to solve economical problems of the country in as efficient way as possible and in order for Bosnia to build position of equal collocutor with other European countries and that Bosnia's road towards EU integrations is indisputable: Amir Zukic, SDA general secretary said.

SNSD vice-president Nikola Spiric assessed that the meeting with the representatives of the opposition from the British Parliament was a chance for exchange of opinions on challenges that expect Bosnia in the future.

HDZ 1990 vice-president Martin Raguz said that it is significant that Bosnia is in focus of interests of Great Britain, reminding of its role in the period since the Dayton Peace Agreement was signed.

SBiH vice-president Beriz Belkic considers that it is encouraging that the guests from Great Britain understood that Bosnia needs support from international community on the field of reform of constitution, adoption of EU standards and preservation of integrity and sovereignty.

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