Croatia's Foreign and European Affairs Minister, Gordan Grlic-Radman, who visited the "wider Tomislavgrad area on Monday," Croatia's state agency Hina reported, pledged "continued support of Croatia to the Croat-populated areas in Bosnia and Herzegovina."
“This area (southwestern Bosnia-Herzegovina) has a potential and it will always enjoy the support of this government in Croatia,” Grlic-Radman said, “underscoring the importance” of cross-border cooperation, Hina said.
Grlic-Radman called on business people to invest in this area.
On Tuesday, Grlic-Radman will hold a wreath-laying ceremony at Kandija in the town of Bugojno to commemorate the ethnic Croat victims of the 1992-95 war in this part of Bosnia and Herzegovina. During the Croat-Bosniak conflict, an estimated 15,000 local Croats fled Bugojno. About 300 people were killed, and 15 people are still missing.