Turkey to continue its support of Bosnia

Monday, May 12, 2014

Turkey's President has said that the West and Bosnia Herzegovina, itself, should do all that is possible for the successful integration of Bosnia into institutions such as NATO

Turkey's President has said that the West and Bosnia Herzegovina, itself, should do all that is possible for the successful integration of Bosnia into institutions such as NATO

ANKARA – Turkey will continue its close cooperation with Bosnia for the successful development of the country as stability in Bosnia is a top priority for Turkey, according to President Abdullah Gul after a meeting in Turkey's capital with the Bosnia's president.

Gul, referring to recent riots in Bosnia due to unemployment and socio-economic issues, said “It is an urgent need to find a solution to the people of Bosnia Herzegovinian problems,” during a joint press conference with Bosnia Herzegovinian President Bakir Izetbegovic.

Therefore Gul added that “We are happy to see that Turkey’s 100 million euro soft-loan credit start to create positive results in Bosnia Herzegovinian economy.”

Izetbegovic welcomed Turkey’s economic aid saying it will especially help the country’s agricultural development.

A memorandum of understanding on railways has also been signed between Turkish and Bosnia Herzegovinian presidents.

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