Today, March 14, 2019, Minister Delegate for European Affairs George Ciamba had a meeting with Almir Šahović, Assistant Minister for multilateral relations and Policy Manager within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and with Edin Dilberović, the head of the European Integration Directorate within the Council of Ministers, currently visiting Bucharest.
The agenda focused on aspects of bilateral cooperation, the European path of Bosnia and Herzegovina in the context of Romania’s Presidency of the EU Council and our country’s support for the European path of the West Balkan states.
George Ciamba expressed the Romanian party’s interest in developing bilateral relations with Bosnia and Herzegovina, both by stepping up political dialogue, and by exploring the opportunities to extend economic and sectoral cooperation between the two states.
The minister welcomed the existing consensus within Bosnia and Herzegovina’s tripartite Presidency on committing to continue the necessary reforms for the country’s irreversible tie to Europe, a commitment which was also demonstrated by signing the Joint Statement regarding the European path on December 12, 2018, as well as the common visit of the tripartite Presidency in Brussels on January 29-30, 2019.
The Romanian official vouched for Romania’s support of the country’s European path, and encourages the authorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina in their efforts to continue the reform process.
The Romanian dignitary expressed congratulations for completing the process of answering the additional queries from the European Commission, which were sent to Brussels on March 4, 2019. It is a phase which sets out the premises for the Commission’s completion of their position document on the stage of progress registered in Sarajevo, during the Romanian Presidency of the EU Council.
At the same time, Minister Delegate George Ciamba welcomed the organization of a seminar on regional cooperation in South-East Europe by the Romanian Presidency of the EU Council in collaboration with the Bosnian Acting Presidency of the South-East European Cooperation Process, which will be held in Sarajevo on March 22, 2019. This step is a first within the EU-SEECP interaction. In this context, the Romanian official welcomed the good cooperation with the Bosnian party in organising this regional seminar