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Zvizdić with Foreign Ministers of Croatia and Hungary

SARAJEVO – Chairman of the Council of Ministers of BiH Denis Zvizdić talked yesterday in Sarajevo with Minister of Freeing Affairs and Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Croatia Davor Ivo Stier and with Minister of Foreign Affairs ad Trade of the Republic of Hungary Peter Szijjart, and informed them of the current economic and political developments in BiH. He emphasised that the Euro-Atlantic integrations are the strategic aim of Bosnia and Herzegovina, as a basis for a steady economic and political prosperity of the state and EU and NATO integrations processes.

Chairman Zvizdić said that over the past period the bilateral cooperation was intensified in all areas, and stressed that the concrete results are evident even in yesterday’s meeting and signing of both the Educational and Cultural Cooperation Programme between the Ministry of Civil Affairs of BiH and Ministry of Human Resources of Hungary and Memorandum of Understanding on establishment of a direct aid line between Sarajevo and Budapest. Chairman Zvizidć and Ministers Stier and Szijjarto agreed that the mutual bilateral relations and good ad friendly.

Speaking of the cooperation with the Republic of Croatia, Chairman Zvizdić said that he appreciates the support and assistance of the Republic of Croatia in the process of accession to the European Union. He stressed the importance of conclusion of contracts on European Partnership, to take place soon, which will open possibilities for technical, and expert assistance to be used for better preparation of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s institutions for fulfilling of conditions for accession to the European Union. Chairman Zvizdić and Minister Stier agreed that the holding of a joint session of the Council of Ministers of BiH and Government of the Republic of Croatia is a chance for discussion on pet issues and for further improvement of cooperation.

In talks with Minister Szijjart, a recent establishment of the Business Council between BIH and Hungary was welcomed, and activities were encouraged to contribute to strengthening of economic ties between the two countries. Chairman Zvizdić thanked to Hungary for the support in the process of European and NATO integrations of BIH, and expressed his hope that it would continue. During the meeting, Chairman Zvizdić sent an invitation to Hungarian Prime minister Viktor Orban to pay an official visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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