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Turkey's PM says backs peace, stability in Bosnia

06 April 2010 [13:34] - TODAY.AZ
Erdogan said that no one could talk about lasting peace and stability in the Balkans unless the two were ensured in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The Turkish prime minister said on Monday that no one could talk about lasting peace and stability in the Balkans unless the two were ensured in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Turkey's Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the peace of the Balkans was the peace of Turkey, and its fate was Turkey's fate.

"We attach vital importance to the stability of the Balkans," Erdogan said during a meeting at the Bosnian Institute in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzogovina.

Erdogan said Turkey wanted to see a Balkans that was located in the center of Europe, and that was remembered with concepts of friendship and cooperation instead of clash and enmity.

Premier Erdogan also underlined importance of restoring sovereignty and territorial integrity of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and called on the international community to assume a clear attitude towards preservation of Bosnia and Herzegovina's independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity.

Turkey had always stood by Bosnia and Herzegovina, and would continue to do so, Erdogan said.

Erdogan is expected to participate in a dinner to be hosted by Bosnian Presidency Chairman Haris Slajdzic in honor of participants of the First International Investment Conference and Sarajevo Business Forum.

On the second day of his visit to Bosnia-Herzegovina, Prime Minister Erdogan is set to attend the First International Investment Conference and Sarajevo Business Forum. Erdogan will hold a series of bilateral talks on the sidelines of the meetings.

Prime Minister Erdogan will proceed to Paris from Sarajevo later in the same day to attend the closing gala of the "Turkish Season" activities, watch the play "Musenna" at Versailles Palace and meet French executives.


/World Bulletin/
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