Croatia pledges support for Bosnia and Herzegovina – EURACTIV.com


Croatian Foreign Minister Gordan Grlić Radman told Sarajevo daily Dnevni Avaz that: “Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina are neighboring and friendly countries which are undoubtedly directed towards each other geographically, politically, economically and in terms of traffic.”

“Therefore, our good bilateral relations are of the utmost importance to Croatia. We unconditionally support the stability and territorial integrity of Bosnia and Herzegovina, as a state in which all of its constituent peoples and all of its citizens are equal. Therefore, we support the constitutional foundations of Bosnia and Herzegovina, ”said Grlić Radman.

Grlić Radman and his Bosnian counterpart Bisera Turković agreed on Wednesday in Sarajevo to strengthen cooperation between the two countries and gradually resolve the outstanding issues.

Responding to reporters’ questions, Grlić Radman said there was no evidence of the existence of a “shadow” non-paper from Slovenia that allegedly called for a peaceful division of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Turković also said that, for now, she “would view the document as non-existent or as a frivolous attempt to confuse”.

However, EURACTIV’s partner Jutarnji list has discovered from reliable sources in Zagreb that Croatia is in no way linked to the alleged non-paper. Jutarnji learned in Ljubljana that “where there is smoke, there is also fire”.

Some experts in Slovenia believe that Janša may have played the game of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić, while the Slovenian Foreign Ministry has again confirmed to Jutarnji LIst that he did not knowledge of any non-paper. (Željko Trkanjec | EURACTIV.hr)


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