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Turković and Grlić Radman discuss open issues between Croatia and BiH
SARAJEVO, April 14 (FENA) - Deputy Chair of the Council of Ministers and Minister of Foreign Affairs of BiH Bisera Turković met today with Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Republic of Croatia Gordan Grlić Radman, who is on a two-day working visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina.
During the conversation, Turković and Grlić Radman discussed numerous topics, including the coronavirus pandemic, easier crossing of borders during the pandemic, European integration of BiH.
“We discussed how to resolve issues related to the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, the possibility of establishing contacts between the profession and the authorities, and to see how we can better cooperate on epidemiological measures and how the effects of these measures would contribute to easier border crossings for BiH citizens who intend to travel to Croatia,” said Turković.
She stated that it is likely that the coronavirus pandemic will not weaken before the summer, while the situation with covid - passports is still not specified. The interlocutors agreed that the competent services will act in that direction and that both countries will welcome the summer much better prepared to solve the problem of border crossing.
They also discussed political relations between the two countries, a letter from the US Secretary of State Blinken, the possibility of amending the BiH Constitution and implementation of court decisions related to resolving the Sejdić-Finci issue, and ensuring the rights of all citizens through reform of the Election Law.
She added that there is full interstate respect and appreciation and that is the basic principle on which states will act.
Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Republic of Croatia Gordan Grlić Radman said that friendly relations between BiH and Croatia are of great importance for the Republic of Croatia and that it is important to build those relations to be even better.
“We support the integrity of BiH as a state of the three constituent peoples, and all other citizens. In the process of Euro-Atlantic integration, you have a strong advocate and partner. We want to build our relations even more intensively, we are ready to talk about all bilateral issues, i.e. topics of mutual interest,” said Grlić Radman.
He pointed out that the Government of the Republic of Croatia had made a decision on the donation of vaccines to BiH. He expects more details about this decision to be known in the coming days.
He also commended the establishment of a commission for cooperation with NATO and said it is very important, as it will undoubtedly accelerate the reform processes in BiH.