DOHA, Qatar (December 1,2008) - A member of the Bosnian State Presidency Haris Silajdzic is in visit to Doha, Qatar, where he attends the International Conference “Financing for Development” (Monterrey Consensus).
Organizer of the conference is the United Nations and it is hosted by Qatar Emir, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalif Al-Thani.
Main topics of the conference are global financial crisis, rising prices of energy products, food production crisis, climate change and finding measures to overcome them.
Silajdzic addressed the conference yesterday and stated that if the crisis takes over the region, Bosnia can expect to feel its consequences as well. He added that justice, righteousness and respect of peace and stability are basis of good economy. He stated that, Bosnia is a country rich with natural resorces but that it was struck with injustice in recent history which unfortunately slowed down its development.
Silajdzic met with Qatar's Emir, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalif Al-Thani and talked about improvement of cooperation between Bosnia and Qatar with special accent on economic cooperation.
He talked about investments and credit lines with Qatar's Minister for International Cooperation Khalid Bin Mohammad Al Attiyah and Minister of Economy and Trade Fahad Bin Jassim Bin Mohammed Al Abdulrahman Al Thani.
They mostly discussed possibilities of investing in infrastructure, agriculture and energy. It was agreed for the Qatar delegation to visit Bosnia in 2009, the Bosnian State Presidency said in a press release.