Bosnia & Herzegovina

BiH: Montenegrin PM pays two-day official visit

The President of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina Zoran Tegeltija stated today in Sarajevo that he talked with the Prime Minister of Montenegro Zdravko Krivokapić about bilateral relations, regional cooperation, the European path of BiH and Montenegro and the fight against the COVID epidemic. 19.

At the press conference, Tegeltija said that the settlement of the tax issue in the Trebinje-Herceg Novi section, agreed earlier, was confirmed today.

“Our relations are friendly and without any open or controversial issues. This does not exist with Montenegro, because BiH and Montenegro do not have a problem with the border either, “Tegeltija said after meeting with Krivokapić and delegations from the Council of Ministers and the Government of Montenegro.

He stated that the economy was a priority and stressed that the epidemiological situation had a negative impact on the foreign trade exchange of the two countries.

Tegeltija has announced the work to facilitate the crossing of the border between BiH and Montenegro, which is in the interest of citizens and business operators of these two neighboring countries.

“Connecting Sarajevo and Podgorica, especially on the Foča-Šćepan Polje route, is our priority,” Tegeltija stressed.

Krivokapić commented on the recent controversy over statements by Montenegrin Justice Minister Vladimir Leposavić, who said in March that he was ready to accept that the genocide took place in Srebrenica “once this is unequivocally proven”.

“Because of Srebrenica, I started the process of dismissing a minister, although I knew it could be an attempt to overthrow the government, the agreement I signed is more important to me than how long the government will last,” he said.

He noted that the Montenegrin parliament adopted a statement accepting an EU Parliament resolution on Srebrenica in 2009.

Krivokapić said that “the worst thing that is happening in this area is that victims who are irreplaceable for their families are being used today for political purposes”.

Krivokapić also met with members of the BiH Presidency and other officials in Sarajevo. Tomorrow, on the second day of his official visit to BiH, the Prime Minister of Montenegro will visit Banja Luka to meet with Republika Srpska officials.

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