Friday, December 5, 2008


HELSINKI, Finland (December 5,2008) - The Bosnian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sven Alkalaj signed in Helsinki yesterday Bosnia’s membership in the Adriatic Charter Group, an association formed to aid the efforts of its members to join the NATO.

Foreign ministers of Macedonia, Croatia and Albania were also present at the ceremony, together with the US assistant secretary of state for Europe.

Minister Alkalaj thanked the representatives of the Adriatic Charter member countries for the partnership, and underlined its importance for Bosnia.

Alkalaj said Bosnia’s membership is poof that Bosnia’s progress has been recognized. Gratitude was also expressed to the United States for the guidelines in meeting conditions for a full membership in the NATO.

The Adriatic Charter is an association formed by Albania, Croatia and Macedonia for the purpose of aiding their efforts to join NATO.The Charter was signed in 2003 under the aegis of the United States.

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