SARAJEVO – At yesterday’s meeting with High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and vice-President of the European Commission Federica Mogherini, Chairman of the Council of Ministers of BiH underlined that the EU membership is the major foreign policy priority and strategic aim of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
He said that BiH has fulfilled the last condition on that road, by adopting the finalised text coordination mechanism. Also, he informed High Representative Mogherini of the level of realisation of the Reform Agenda, the implantation of which bring Bosnia and Herzegovina functionally closer to the EU. Other condition linked to the Stabilisation and Accession Agreement was also met, Zvizdić said, and the BIH Presidency waits for the ratification by the Europeans Union countries.
High Representative Mogherini commented the progress made by Bosnia and Herzegovina in meeting of the conditions for inclusion of BiH application for membership in the European Union at the agenda of the upcoming meeting the European Union General Affairs Council.
She congratulated to the results achieved, saying that Bosnia dn Herzegovina enjoy support for the continuation on as active as possible European road. She said that a visible progress was made in realisation of the tasks that BIH got form the European Union, and that in the coming period of time even stronger cooperation among the Western Balkans countries is needed in fostering of security and suppression of terrorism and all forms of extremism. She underlined the necessity of continuity of affirmative activities.
Referendum in Republika Srpska is unneeded and detrimental
Speaking of the announced referendum in the Entity of Republika Srpska, Chairman Zvizdić and High Rerpsentative Mogherini agreed that the referendum is unneeded and detrimental, and that the coming period of time shuld be dvoted to the economic development of the country.
Chairman Zvizdić thanked to support and assistance to Bosnia and Herzegovina in the European integrations process. He expressed his belief that the notable progress made by Bosnia and Herzegovina will be recognised on September 20, when the Council will adopt a conclusion on forwarding a BiH request to the European Commission with an invitation to prepare the Opinion on BiH application for membership.