Croatian and Bosnian foreign ministers meet for talks on bilateral relations

Croatian and Bosnian foreign ministers meet for talks on bilateral relations

Croatian and Bosnian foreign ministers meet for talks on bilateral relations Izvor: Shutterstock

Croatia's Foreign and European Affairs Minister Gordan Grlic-Radman and his Bosnian counterpart Igor Crnadak, who met for the first time since Grlic Radman recently stepped into office, agreed on the need to solve outstanding issues in the bilateral relations and to work on the improvement of the relations in the region.

According to the press release issued by the Bosnian foreign ministry, the meeting was held in the southern Croatian seaside resort of Brela on Sunday evening.

The press release quotes Crnadak as commenting on Croatia's plan to build a disposal site of waste from the Krsko nuclear power plant at the Trgovska Gora location near the border with Bosnia and Herzegovina. He urged the completion of the construction of a new bridge across the River Sava at Gradiska near the Croatia-Bosnia border.

The two ministers also discussed the implementation of the August 5 agreement reached by the leaders of the three constituent peoples in Bosnia and Herzegovina. As soon as the agreement on the formation of the state-level authorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina was concluded, Zagreb welcomed that deal.

"The Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs welcomes the agreement reached by the leaders of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s political parties, facilitated by the EU special representative, as an important step towards the formation of the Council of Ministers as well as the strengthening of the functionality and effectiveness of BiH state bodies and the implantation of the necessary reforms," reads a statement which was issued by the Croatian ministry on 6 August.

"The agreement is vital for the further stabilisation of BiH and its progress in the EU integration, which Croatia fully and unequivocally supports."

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