Bosnia and Herzegovina Foreign Minister enjoys historic visit to Georgia

16 Aug 2016 - 17:44

  • Georgia’s Foreign Minister (R ) met his counterpart from Bosnia and Herzegovina today. Photo by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs., 16 Aug 2016 - 17:44, Tbilisi,Georgia

The Foreign Minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina is on a historic visit to Georgia, where today he met his Georgian counterpart Minister Mikheil Janelidze in capital Tbilisi.

The visit was deemed momentous as it was the first high level meeting in the history of diplomatic relations between the two countries. 

Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Foreign Minister Igor Crnadak arrived in Tbilisi early this morning and met Janelidze this afternoon.

Crnadak is scheduled to meet with Georgia’s President, Prime Minister and Parliament Speaker before his departure tomorrow. 

Meanwhile at his meeting today at Georgia’s Foreign Ministry, Janelidze and Crnadak agreed to intensify bilateral ties, and in this context he said several documents were being prepared to be signed to enhance trade and investment ties. 

Special attention was paid to the need to intensify activities in the political, economic and cultural-humanitarian directions, as well as to the mechanisms for deepening cooperation between the line ministries.

 We have common European and Euro-Atlantic values. Bosnia and Herzegovina has experienced the path we are now taking in terms of the Georgia-European Union (EU) Association Agreement. We agreed on sharing our experiences in different fields,” Janelidze stated. 

In return Crnadak said his country was ready to enhance ties with Georgia. 

We spoke about our joint, strategic goals, which is European integration. We want to enhance cooperation in the fields of economy, tourism and culture. We also agreed to take steps to provide efforts for closer ties between the two countries’ business representations,” Crnadak stated. 

Both ministers said they were happy with the outcome of the meeting.