It is important that we attend events where world leaders meet and that we hold a large number of bilateral meetings on the sidelines of these meetings. We must be present, we must talk about Bosnia and Herzegovina and not allow more to be talked about us without us. I think that so far this inertia in our diplomacy has cost us dearly, said Foreign Minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina Elmedin Konaković.
According to him, the contours of this increased communication are already emerging in terms of attitudes and political decisions coming from Brussels, but also from other important centers.
“In a short time, as we announced, we managed to put Bosnia and Herzegovina back at the center of our concerns and we continue to work on it, and these opportunities allow us to achieve this,” stressed the head of Bosnia and Herzegovina. diplomacy.
Konaković leads many activities of the Bosnia and Herzegovina delegation on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session in New York. He mentioned, among other things, the meeting organized by the heads of Italian, Croatian and Slovenian diplomacy with the foreign ministers of the Western Balkan countries.
“These three countries are truly and altruistically campaigning for our countries to join the European Union as quickly as possible. We have adopted concrete conclusions, we have created a working group that will meet within the UN, work together and push for the fastest possible expansion of the Union and the best possible position of our countries in this process,” Minister Konaković emphasized. .
An exceptionally active working day in the delegation of Bosnia and Herzegovina in New York, complemented by participation in a meeting on sustainable development and by participation in an event on artificial intelligence as one of the development tools of the The economy organized by Japan, the United States, Singapore, Great Britain and a few other countries. It was also an opportunity to meet US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who organized another important event at which Minister Konaković was also present. They talked about the increasing number of deaths from synthetic drugs and the coalition that Secretary of State Blinken has put together on behalf of the United States that is working very well.
“I hope that the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina will accept the proposal of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to join this coalition as soon as possible in the fight against synthetic drugs which have cost many lives in the United States, Canada, Mexico and in other regions of the country. the world. On the sidelines of all these meetings, information exchange is very important and we take every opportunity to familiarize important foreign ministers with the processes in Bosnia and Herzegovina,” said the head of diplomacy of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
He also participated in an event hosted by German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock, and in his statement Minister Konaković highlighted the traditional dinner hosted by the Mission of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the UN , where all representatives of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Herzegovina discussed the activities that she expects in the coming days in New York.
The day before, a bilateral meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Liechtenstein was organized, which is particularly important in the context where this principality will assume the presidency of the Council of Europe from November 15. Bilateral meetings are planned for today. with the heads of diplomacy of Argentina, Latvia and the United Arab Emirates, the Minister of Tourism of Saudi Arabia, as well as with the EU High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy of the EU, Josep Borrell. Minister Konaković will attend the opening of the debate at the UN General Assembly, reports Fena.