NATO foreign ministers to discuss Bosnia next week

NEWS 27.11.2018 15:02
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Source: N1

Bosnia and Herzegovina will be on agenda of the next week's meeting of the NATO foreign ministers, a NATO official confirmed for N1 on Tuesday.

“With regard to your point on membership, NATO supports Bosnia's aspirations to join the alliance, which will be one of the topics of discussion when NATO Foreign Ministers meet next week in Brussels,” said the official.

The next ministerial meeting is set to take place on December 4 and 5 at the NATO headquarters in Brussels, after last week's discussion by the European Union's (EU) foreign ministers.

“The meeting of NATO Foreign Ministers is next week, December 4 and 5. On December 5, Ministers will have a session on the Western Balkans, together with EU High Representative Mogherini,” the NATO official told N1.

“We expect Ministers will discuss how to take forward NATO’s relationship with Bosnia and Herzegovina, the accession talks with Skopje and dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina,” he said.

The EU ministers at last week's meeting called on Bosnian leaders to focus on reform processes and urged them to swiftly form the authorities following the October 7 election.

The source from NATO headquarters told N1 that the details of talks with the NATO Secretary General are usually not made public but that “we call on Bosnia's leaders to work constructively on political, economic and defence reforms, for the benefit of all their citizens.”