“Croatia Will Show During EU Presidency It Supports Bosnia”

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ZAGREB, December 29, 2019 – Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina have very good relations despite occasional miscommunication, Croatian Foreign Minister Gordan Grlić Radman said in Sarajevo on Saturday, adding that Croatia would show it supported BiH during its EU presidency in the first half of 2020.

He met with BiH’s new Foreign Minister Bisera Turković. Speaking to the press, he said that as a co-signatory of the Dayton peace agreement, Croatia supported BiH’s territorial integrity and sovereignty as well as the equality of its constituent peoples.

He said that during its EU presidency Croatia would be a resolute advocate of the continuation of BiH’s Euro-Atlantic journey. “Presiding the Council of the EU is a big responsibility for a stable neighbourhood, notably BiH with which Croatia has the longest border.”

Grlić Radman reiterated that for the sake of BiH’s stability, its constituent peoples should elect their government representatives.

He also met with the Archbishop of Sarajevo, Cardinal Vinko Puljić, underlining the importance of his struggle for the survival of Croats in BiH in the spirit of tolerance, which he said contributed to peace, stability and dialogue.

Puljić said the Catholic Church in BiH counted on the continuation of Croatia’s support for the survival of Croats in BiH, adding that equality was a burning issue for them. “Because Croatia is presiding the EU, it should help (BiH) to become normal too, and it won’t become normal unless there are equal rights.”

More news about relations between Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina can be found in the Politics section.


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