Van der Bellen – Džaferović: Austria provides full support to BiH on its EU path

Van der Bellen – Džaferović: Austria provides full support to BiH on its EU path

SARAJEVO, October 29 (FENA) – Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina Šefik Džaferović met in Vienna with President of the Republic of Austria Alexander Van der Bellen.

The two officials pointed out that the bilateral relations between BiH and Austria are at an extremely high level, and that there are no outstanding issues between the two countries.

They emphasized that there is room for further strengthening of economic and cultural ties between the two countries and that the numerous Bosnian diaspora in Austria can play an important role in this.

The two also discussed the ongoing situation caused by the coronavirus pandemic and the severe consequences it will have on human health and the economy.

Chairman Džaferović informed President Van der Bellen about the political situation and relations in Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as about the steps that our country is taking on the European path, with the aim of obtaining an EU candidate status next year.

Džaferović thanked Van der Bellen for the wholehearted support that the Republic of Austria, as well as officials from this country who are engaged in the EU institutions and other international organizations in our country, have provided to Bosnia and Herzegovina.

President Van der Bellen emphasized that the Republic of Austria gives full support to Bosnia and Herzegovina on its European path. He was especially interested in the migrant crisis and emphasized that the Republic of Austria is ready to help BiH.

They also discussed the situation in the region, as well as BiH’s relations with neighboring countries.

Chairman Džaferović especially thanked President Van der Bellen for the message of support and solidarity he sent on behalf of the Republic of Austria during the marking of the 25th anniversary of the genocide against the Bosniaks of Srebrenica.

Džaferović extended an invitation to President Van der Bellen for an official visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina, which the President of Austria accepted,” stated the Presidency of BiH.