OFFICIAL MEETING

Zvizdić and Wessely: EUFOR was and remains one of the strongest links for the security in BiH

It is necessary to ensure prosperity and try to prevent young people from leaving BiH

H. J. I. / Fena

Denis Zvizdić

Foto: Archive


Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Parliamentary Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina Denis Zvizdić today talked with the Commander of the EUFOR Headquarters in BiH, General Anton Wessely, about the security situation in BiH and EUFOR's support which is the strongest link when it comes to preventing any destabilizing processes.

- The conversation with General Wessely was very fair and constructive. EUFOR has been and remains one of the most important links for the prevention of any processes that could destabilize BiH, as well as for the preservation of peace and stability in BiH, and thus in the Western Balkans - said Zvizdić, noting that it is all especially important at this moment.

He emphasized that we in BiH need peace and stability in order to be able to continue with the realization of two key foreign policy priorities, namely European integration and NATO integration.

Candidate status

He added that it is necessary to ensure prosperity and try to prevent young people from leaving BiH.

- In that sense, I still think it is very important to consider the option of accelerated accession of BiH to NATO, and as a preliminary step, the possibility of deploying NATO troops to several key points in BiH, with a focus on the Brčko District and certainly the need for BiH to be placed into the shortened procedure, because we deserved it; it to get a candidate status, which would permanently put this country on the tracks leading to European integration - Zvizdić pointed out.

So, he explained, BiH has already gone through what Ukraine is going through at the moment - severe aggression, destruction and killing of civilians.

- From that aspect, both Ukraine, which is in this situation, and BiH, which has gone through that aggression, deserve to receive candidate status according to the shortened procedure, and that this should be the position and message of the EU that both BiH and Ukraine belong to the family of modern European countries - said Chairman Zvizdić.

That is a very important message for all BiH citizens, he added, and it would be extremely important to preserve peace and stability in BiH.

BiH must have complete peace

These days, we are witnessing new, incidental situations in the Presidency of BiH. The projects of separatism, territorial pretensions against BiH are, obviously, still alive and therefore must be stopped. BiH must have complete peace, a stable situation, in order to enable a normal, peaceful and prosperous life for its citizens," Zvizdić underlined categorically.

Accordingly, he scheduled a session of the House of Representatives of the BiH Parliamentary Assembly for Friday, and the central topic will be the behavior of the BiH institutions in connection with the aggression against the internationally recognized state of Ukraine.

Zvizdić expressed hope that all MPs, as he said, will have enough courage and wisdom, human dignity and awareness of what is happening in Ukraine, which is very reminiscent of the war in BiH and its cities, especially Sarajevo, to support the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine.

He also added that enabling refugees from Ukraine to come to BiH and sending them all forms of assistance would be extremely important at this time.

- It is important to be on the right side of history at this moment. I expect on Friday there will be such decisions and conclusions of the House of Representatives of the Parliamentary Assembly of BiH - concluded the Chairman of the House of Representatives of the Parliamentary Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina Denis Zvizdić.

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