"EU, U.S. strongly support Bosnia on EU path"

The United States and the European Union are combined in strong support to Bosnia-Herzegovina on its EU pathway.

Source: Tanjug

This is according to the message conveyed by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and EU High Representative Catherine Ashton in Sarajevo on Tuesday.

After the talks with members of the Bosnian Presidency and representatives of the international community, Clinton stated that it is "unacceptable to question Bosnia's sovereignty, and that the territorial integrity cannot be discussed", said reports.

"It is totally unacceptable that 17 years after the war ended some still question Bosnia's sovereignty and territorial integrity," Clinton said at a joint press briefing in Sarajevo with Ashton.

Clinton said that joining the European Union and NATO offers Bosnia the best path to lasting stability and prosperity, the AFP reported.

Clinton and Ashton arrived in Sarajevo late Monday, and early on Tuesday kicked off their Balkan tour by talks with European Union Special Representative to Bosnia and Herzegovina Peter Sorensen and High Representative Valentin Inzko.

After a meeting between the U.S. and EU officials and Inzko, the office of the high representative said that Clinton and Ashton were told that the U.S. and the EU are of inestimable importance for Bosnia citizens in their efforts to surmount obstacles on the EU pathway in the period of post-war revival.

Clinton and Ashton also conferred with Chairman of the Bosnia Council of Ministers Vjekoslav Bevanda.

After Bosnia-Herzegovina, the two officials will visit Belgrade, and after that Priština.

Afterwards, Clinton has announced her trips to Croatia and Albania.


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