21 Sep 2018 13:47

Bosnia and Herzegovina highly values Moscow's support of Dayton Agreement - FM Crnadak

SARAJEVO. Sept 21 (Interfax) - Sarajevo greatly appreciates Russia's unwavering stance on the situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Foreign Minister Igor Crnadak said at talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Friday.

The ministers first held a one-on-one meeting and were then joined by their delegations.

"Russia pursues a principled position with regard to the situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina," Crnadak said, opening the talks.

"We highly value your strong and constant support of the Dayton Agreement," he said.

The Dayton Agreement is the peace accord that put an end to the 1992-1995 civil war in the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Crnadak also said that relations between Moscow and Sarajevo today are strong.

"We have good relations, and I am confident that this visit will serve to strengthen them further," he said, adding that the program of Lavrov's visit also includes a trip to Banja Luka.

Lavrov thanked Crnadak for his hospitality.

"I also fully share your assessment of our relations," the Russian minister said.

Lavrov is visiting Sarajevo today. In Banja Luka, will meet with President of Republika Srpska Milorad Dodik and Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic.