The Minister for Defense of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Zukan Helez, received the High Representative in BiH, Christian Schmidt, today and discussed the current security and political situation in Europe, as well as the main activities of the Ministry of Defense and the Armed Forces of BiH. Helez pointed out that Euro-Atlantic integration is at the top of the foreign and security policy priorities of BiH and that the defense institutions in their sphere will do everything to justify BiH s candidate status for joining the European Union. He added that the economic and energy implications of the war in Ukraine are increasingly visible and that the security situation in the region is also reflected in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The members of the Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as all those employed in the Ministry of Defense of Bosnia and Herzegovina, are among the top priorities of my priorities. Helez said that the consequences of inflation can be mitigated with the increased budget for this year, although we will still lack funds for the planned modernization. Schmidt congratulated Helez on his appointment and wished him success in his mandate. Bosnia and Herzegovina has defined its foreign policy goals, which are the exclusive responsibility of the state. Decisions made at the state level in this regard should be respected. The international community calls for political leaders in BiH to focus on positive activities and work together to achieve the progress of BiH, said Schmidt. Christian Schmidt, High Representative of the International Community in Bosnia and Herzegovina, held a meeting with the leadership of the House, Tomislav Martinovi, the Speaker of the House, and Vice-Presidents Izen Hajdarevi and Sla an Ili on the occasion of a visit to the House of Peoples in Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as the completion of the process of establishment of government in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The process of constituting the House of Peoples of the House of Peoples of the Federation of BiH will be completed soon with the election of working bodies, according to the members of the leadership of the House of Peoples.
The members of the House of Peoples of the House of Peoples of the Parliament of the Federation of BiHHouse of Peoples of the Parliament of the Federation of BiH thanked the HR in BiH for the decisions made so far and for supporting BiH on its European path and obtaining a candidate status for EU membership, according to the House of Peoples of the Parliament of the FBiH.