Deputy Chairperson of the Council of Ministers and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bisera Turković, is on an official visit to the Republic of France, where she met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of France, Catherine Colonna.
During the bilateral meeting at the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Minister Turković and Minister Colonna discussed the relations between the two countries and emphasized their commitment to strengthening the cooperation.
France is one of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s most important allies and international partners whose role in the development of Bosnia and Herzegovina over the past 30 years has been irreplaceable. They talked about the current political situation in BiH and the region.
Minister Turković informed the interlocutor that the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina, on the initiative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina, decided at the last session to initiate negotiations for the opening of the office of the French development agency in Bosnia and Herzegovina. This is an important step in strengthening the relations between the two countries.
Minister Turković also expressed hope that our country will make the necessary progress so that the institutions of the European Union will make a positive decision on granting BiH candidate status for EU membership. She said that additional efforts are being made in this regard.
“Minister Colonna confirmed that France is aware of the challenges that BiH is facing and that it strongly supports the internal dialogue and the clear European perspective of our country. The decision to continue the EUFOR mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina is welcomed,” announced the Press Service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina.