Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that the current status of the state should be preserved in Bosnia Herzegovina.
Erdogan and Presidency member Haris Silajdzic of Bosnia Herzegovina held a joint press conference after their meeting in Ankara.
Erdogan said that Bosnia Herzegovina was passing through an important turning point, and this was a process to make important decisions that would influence its future. He added that Turkey would continue to support Bosnia Herzegovina in this process.
Erdogan said that Turkish foreign minister would visit Bosnia Herzegovina on October 16.
He noted that Turkey wanted Bosnia Herzegovina to take place in NATO and the EU by protecting its territorial integrity.
Erdogan added that constitutional reform activities were underway in Bosnia Herzegovina, and Turkey would pursue its determined and sincere support to that country.
Meanwhile, Silajdzic said that he held meetings with Turkish president and foreign minister, and thanked for the support of Turkey.
Noting that the political tension in Bosnia Herzegovina was very high, Silajdzic said that the main reason of this tension was the Serbian politicians.
He said that there were problems which were caused by opposition to Dayton Peace Agreement. He recalled that the agreement was signed in 1995.
Silajdzic said that they wanted Bosnians, Serbians and Croatians to live together, and settle a democratic milieu, and all people had equal rights in Bosnia Herzegovina.
Last Mod: 13 Ekim 2009, 15:16