The Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia, Robert Golob, arrived on an official visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina. On the plateau in front of the BiH institutions building in Sarajevo, a ceremonial welcome was held with military honors, and he was welcomed by the chairperson of the BiH Council of Ministers, Borjana Krišto.
This will be followed by a meeting between Prime Minister Golob and Chairperson Kristo, followed by plenary talks by the delegations of the Republic of Slovenia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Meetings are also planned with members of the Presidency of BiH as well as members of the collegium of both houses of the Parliamentary Assembly of BiH.
As announced by the Office of the Prime Minister of Slovenia, the main topic of the visit will be how to help Bosnia and Herzegovina on its European path after the important geostrategic decision of the European Council on granting BiH candidate status.
According to reports, the Slovenian Prime Minister will also discuss bilateral relations with the interlocutors, as well as the possibilities of their improvement. The agenda will also include the situation in the Western Balkans, and the impact of the war in Ukraine on this region.
“Relations between Slovenia and Bosnia and Herzegovina are traditionally friendly. Slovenia actively supports the country in its approach to European integration and successfully lobbied for the granting of candidate status to BiH for EU membership. Bosnia and Herzegovina is the largest single recipient of Slovenian development aid and our important economic partner. Economic relations between the two countries are good. More than 100 companies with majority Slovenian capital employ more than 15,000 citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina,” it was stated by the Office of the Prime Minister of Slovenia.
After the meeting with BiH officials, the Prime Minister of Slovenia is scheduled to walk through the old city center and visit the City Hall, accompanied by the Mayor of Sarajevo, Benjamina Karić.
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