Bosnia Moves Forward on NATO Membership

NATO Bosnia Talinn

From NATO: We decided that as of yesterday, Bosnia and Herzegovina has entered the Membership Action Plan, the implementation of which will only begin fully when some clearly identified defence property is formally transferred from the entity level to the Ministry of Defence. I strongly welcome this decision. It reflects our shared view that the place of Bosnia-Herzegovina should be in the Euro-Atlantic structures, NATO and the EU. It recognizes that Bosnia-Herzegovina have made progress in recent months, but it also requires another clear step before the Membership Action Plan process actually begins. And I hope that that step will be taken by the authorities in Bosnia-Herzegovina as soon as possible.

Excerpt from Closing Remarks by NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen.  (photo: NATO)


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