Member of the BiH Presidency, Denis Bećirović, said after his visit to Washington that the Bosnian-American alliance established in the most difficult times for the survival of the state of Bosnia and Herzegovina will be strengthened.
He emphasized that during his visit to the White House, the Congress, and the Pentagon where he met with members of the US Congress, senators, and high-ranking officials of the US Government.
“I pointed out the importance of Bosnia and Herzegovina becoming a member of NATO and the European Union as soon as possible,” said Bećirović.
He added that his views are consistent and clear in Sarajevo, Brussels, Washington, and any other city, namely that if we want to become part of the Euro-Atlantic community, it is necessary to strengthen the alliance with the USA.
He said that anti-Bosnian circles strongly lobbied against Bosnia and Herzegovina in the USA in previous years, which needs to be countered with strategic action.
Bećirović emphasized that his task is not to be popular but responsible and serious.
“In the most difficult period for our country, the USA supported BiH and its independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity. The USA was among the first to recognize the independence of BiH and opened an embassy in BiH,” said Bećirović.
He reminded that the then US ambassador to the UN, Madeleine Albright, also sent support to the citizens of besieged Sarajevo with the words ‘I am a Sarajevan’ and said that the future of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the USA are inseparable, Fena reports.