Bosnia's Bakir Izetbegovic fully supports Turkish PM

Member of Bosnia's Presidency Bakir Izetbegovic expressed his full support to Turkish PM and expressed solidarity of his party with Turkey's ruling AK Party.

Bosnia's Bakir Izetbegovic fully supports Turkish PM

World Bulletin / News Desk

Member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bakir Izetbegovic and son of the country's founder Alija Izetbegovic expressed his full support to Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the government of Turkey and "brotherly Turkish people".

Izetbegovic spoke by phone with Turkish PM Erdogan on Monday and exchanged views about recent developments in Turkey and situation in Bosnia, said a statement released by Bosnian Presidency.

"The Turkish government led by PM Erdogan accomplished significant political and economic success in last decade which carried Turkey to the world stage, as it deserves. I am confident that PM Erdogan will insure stability and continue reform processes for further progress and strengthening of Turkey. A strong and stable Turkey is in the best interest of Bosnia and Herzegovina and all our region," said Izetbegovic.

During the talk, the two leaders have also discussed strengthening of economic cooperation between the two countries. Izetbegovic expressed expectations to see more Turkish investments in Bosnia.

"Speaking about realization of the credit in the amount of 200 million BM - Bosnian marks (approximately 100 million euro), that the Turkish government designated to the development of economy in Bosnia and Herzegovina, especially in the settlements of returnees, Izetbegovic informed Erdogan that so far invested 150 million BM brought good results, such as 1,740 new working places and creating new economy atmosphere in the settlements of returnees," statement added.

Premier Erdogan reiterated the readiness of Turkey to continue supporting Bosnia and Herzegovina, especially its economic development and Euro-Atlantic integration, and added that Turkey pays attention to Bosnia's integration in NATO.

Izetbegovic also conveyed greetings from president of the Party of Democratic Action (PDA) Sulejman Tihic and the solidarity of PDA with AK Party.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 07 Ocak 2014, 09:30