Bosnia's Foreign Minister Elmedin Konakovic met Tuesday in New York, on the sidelines of the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly, with the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and the Vice President of the European Commission Josep Borrell, with whom he discussed the current political situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the reform process and the fulfillment of 14 priorities from the Opinion of the European Commission.
Konakovic reiterated Bosnia's firm determination to continue fulfilling the conditions on the path to EU membership and assessed that the candidate status brought the country significant positive developments in fulfilling its obligations through the adoption of several important laws related to the implementation of 14 key priorities, the Ministry announced.
Recalling that BiH's foreign policy follows the EU's foreign and security policy, he expressed the hope that the EU will recognize the progress achieved and consider the possibility of deciding on the opening of accession negotiations.
The BiH Foreign Minister expressed his gratitude to the European Commission for the decision of June 30 to allocate 303 million for eight key infrastructure projects in Bosnia.
He also thanked the EU for its continuous support of the European integration process of BiH. He informed High Representative Borrell of the ongoing processes related to the harmonization of several legal solutions important for the country's EU path.
Borrell welcomed the results achieved so far and the progress that BiH made in fulfilling its obligations from the European integration process and reiterated that the EU is committed to the prospect of BiH joining the EU. He called on the BiH authorities to intensify their efforts and achieve additional progress in the reform processes.