News Foreign policy Ministry Travel to Poland
11 March 2016
“We are ready to share our pre-accession experience,” added Witold Waszczykowski. Poland’s and Bosnia and Herzegovina’s foreign ministers met at the MFA headquarters on 10 March during Igor Crnadak’s official visit to Poland. The agenda included bilateral cooperation, especially in the economy and agriculture. Moreover, the ministers discussed Bosnia and Herzegovina’s progress in integrating with the European Union, and collaboration with NATO.
“We hope that once a formal application for EU membership is submitted, Bosnia and Herzegovina will irrevocably and irreversibly embark on a path towards European integration,” said Poland’s top diplomat. In his opinion, “Europe will not be fully united until all the Western Balkan countries become its members. We also look forward to ever closer cooperation between Sarajevo and NATO.” Minister Crnadak thanked Poland for supporting Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Euro-Atlantic efforts, and said he was hopeful this support would continue.
He underscored that “the submission of the EU membership application by Bosnia and Herzegovina will be a seized opportunity, while a political consensus on this matter will make Bosnian European aspirations credible again.” He went on to say that “Bosnia and Herzegovina counts on more intensive political contacts with Poland, and a closer collaboration between the parliaments of the two countries.”
MFA Press Office