NATO’s Stoltenberg urges Bosnian leaders to take steps towards reconciliation

BRUSSELS, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met Denis Becirovic, member of the tripartite Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, at NATO Headquarters on Monday and discussed the current situation in BiH.

According to a NATO statement , Stoltenberg stressed that the stability of the whole region of the Western Balkans is of strategic importance to the Alliance and he encouraged BiH leadership to continue focusing on reforms for the benefit of the whole country and to preserve multi-ethnic institutions at all levels.

Stoltenberg and Becirovic discussed concerns about separatist actions and divisive rhetoric which can provide fertile soil for malign external activities.

The NATO chief urged all political leaders to refrain from divisive rhetoric and to make concrete steps towards domestic reconciliation. He stressed that NATO fully supports the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

He highlighted that NATO supports Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Euro-Atlantic aspirations and that work is underway to develop a Defence Capacity Building package that will propose projects aimed at strengthening the country’s defence and security capabilities.

Source: Kuwait News Agency