PM Plenkovic, Bosnian Croat leader Covic discuss Ukraine, southeast Europe

NEWS 01.03.2022 22:03
Vlada RH

Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic and the chairman of the house of peoples of Bosnia and Herzegovina's state parliament, Dragan Covic, met in Zagreb on Tuesday for the talks on Russia's invasion of Ukraine, stability and security in southeast Europe and the situation in BiH.

Concerning the situation in Ukraine, Covic, who is the leader of the HDZ BiH party, said that the position of the Croat officials in Bosnia and Herzegovina was fully aligned with the European Union’s views and they strongly condemn Russia’s aggression and the violation of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.

Plenkovic reiterated support to and solidarity with the Ukrainian nation and announced an aid package for that country.

Regarding the security situation in the neighborhood, he said that it was important that the European Union and international community give an additional attention to the European perspective of countries in the southeast Europe, notably of Bosnia and Herzegovina whose European journey has no alternative.

The two officials also pushed for the respect for Bosnia and Herzegovina’s structure based on the Dayton peace accords.

Reaching agreement on the election law is key to the stability and progress of Bosnia and Herzegovina, they said, according to a press release issued by the Croatian government.

PM Plenkovic called on Bosniak and Croat leaders in Bosnia and Herzegovina to make a final agreement on the election legislation reform as soon as possible.

It is high time to put en end to the practice of undermining the legitimate representatives and equality of the Croats, one of the the constituent people. Amending the election law is a crucial step in ensuring the functionality, progress and European perspective of Bosnia and Herzegovina, he said.


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