The Foreign Affairs Minister, Lazar Comanescu on Friday announced that he has agreed with his Bosnia and Herzegovina counterpart, Igor Crnadak on the opportunity of organizing a forum for the business persons of the two countries.
Comanescu said that the bilateral economic relationship has a way higher potential than the current one.
“That is why we have decided that it would be very good to stimulate strong contacts between the business communities of the two countries. There are also other fields for developing bilateral cooperation – infrastructure, energy, and fields such as the internal affairs, the police cooperation, the cultural cooperation, and the cooperation in the context of some larger projects at European level, such as the one of the European strategy for the Danube region and so on,” said Comanescu in a joint press conference with Igor Crnadak, on a visit to Bucharest.
Romania is ready to share of its experience from the EU pre-accession period and to provide either technical assistance or know-how in negotiations’ unfolding, Lazar Comanescu added.
He said that during the talks he had with his counterpart from Bosnia and Herzegovina they have made an assessment of the evolutions in the Western Balkans, agreeing that the EU could not manifest ‘stronger’ as an actor on the international scene without this region’s integration.
In his turn, Igor Crnadak said that in the bilateral relation the sides have agreed to put the accent on the economic cooperation, specifying that the economic swaps between the two countries have attained rd 170 million euro in 2015.
In this respect, we have decided to initiate and give a maximal support to a business persons’ forum, to the elite representatives of the Romanian business milieu as well as to those from Bosnia and Herzegovina, considering that this is how we could improve our economic relations, said Crnadak, according to Agerpres.
He added that Bosnia and Herzegovina labeled as successful Romania’s efforts and outcome in the fight against corruption.
Bosnia and Herzegovina has recently started this fight against corruption. The Council of Ministers expressed very clearly in this respect. We are looking for (…) clear results to appear as regards the fight against corruption and we’ll try to get information and support in this respect, added Igor Crnadak.
Ensuring Western Balkans’ stability addressed by DefMin Motoc and Bosnia and Herzegovina’s ForMin Crnadak
Ensuring stability of Western Balkans was tackled on Friday by the Romanian National Defence Minister, Mihnea Motoc and the Foreign Affairs Minister of the Government of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Igor Crnadak, according to a release by the National Defence Ministry (MApN) sent to Agerpres.
The Romanian minister, who received the Bosnia and Herzegovina’s government official at the MApN’s Hqs., said that our country is actively participating in the NATO, EU efforts and actions in this region.
“The two officials appreciated the progress Bosnia and Herzegovina has accomplished so far in its relationship with the NATO and the European Union and assessed the ways to boosting collaboration in defence, at bilateral level and within the regional initiatives,” the release adds.
Minister Motoc stressed that ensuring the Western Balkans’ stability is a priority for Romania.