MOSTAR, June 2 (FENA) – The Mayor of Mostar, Mario Kordić, on Wednesday gave his full support to tourism workers and all activities related to tourism, declaring it impermissible for tourism in Bosnia and Herzegovina to be a hostage of anyone’s political interests.
He stated that Bosnia and Herzegovina, as a country focused on the process of integration into the European Union, should be responsible for the implementation of the EU policies, including those related to the visa regime.
“The events from the last session of the BiH Council of Ministers, at which the liberalization of the visa regime, which is contrary to the Stabilization and Association Agreement (SAA), and the arrival of European tourists in Bosnia and Herzegovina, who are crucial for our tourism, are placed against each other, are absolutely unacceptable,” said the mayor of Mostar in a statement for FENA.
He stated that based on previous analyses, it is clear that the number of tourist arrivals from third countries is almost negligible compared to those from European countries.
In this regard, he emphasizes, “it is inadmissible for tourism in Bosnia and Herzegovina to be a hostage of anyone’s political interests.”