The Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) Denis Zvizdic, will meet today with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the Summit in Trieste, Italy.
The meeting of Zvizdic and Chancellor Merkel is scheduled for 19:00 o’clock local time.
The 2017 Western Balkans Summit in Trieste, Italy is the upcoming fourth annual summit within the Berlin Process initiative for European integration of Western Balkans states. Previous summits took place in Berlin in 2014, Vienna in 2015 and in Paris in 2016. Heads of government, foreign ministers and the ministers of economy of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo[a], Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, as well as EU member states from the region Croatia, Slovenia and EU member states Austria, France, Germany, Italy as well as representatives of the European Union and the International Financial Institutions are expected to attend.
Both Angela Merkel, the chancellor of Germany, and Emmanuel Macron, the president of France, are to deliver speeches at the summit.
Issues outlined in the 16 March Joint Statement include laying foundations for a common Balkan market, increased regional cooperation, improving and expanding infrastructure and energy services, curbing migration, and fighting corruption, terrorism, and radicalism.