Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis met today at Maximos Mansion with Milorad Dodik, Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, on the occasion of Mr Dodik’s participation in the Delphi Forum.
Mr Mitsotakis and Mr Dodik discussed the relations between the two countries, which are very good, and the capacity to strengthen them. They focused on the bilateral economic, trade, investment and energy ties. They also exchanged views on the European prospects of Bosnia and Herzegovina, which are tangibly supported by Greece, as well as on regional issues.
“I think that this is an opportunity on one hand to review the European prospects of your country, given that Greece supports this process for the entire Western Balkans region. But I would also like to discuss issues related to our bilateral cooperation, as I believe that in economic matters, particularly energy-related ones, our two countries can do a lot more,” the Prime Minister said at the start of the meeting.
“I will also have the opportunity to update you on the way in which our country will open its borders to foreign visitors, as I know that many of your fellow citizens choose Greece for their summer holidays and we want to extend our hospitality safely,” the Prime Minister added.
“I wanted to wish you all the best in your duties. This is very important for your country and all its friends, such as ourselves. Let me briefly point out one thing about relations between Greece and Bosnia and Herzegovina. We have no open issues. We need to strengthen our economic cooperation. I think there is a good foundation and there are reasons to do this”.
“As I told everyone I met today, many of our people people travel to Greece and vacation here and I would like to ask that the preconditions for entry into Greece be the same as the ones applied to those coming from Serbia,” the Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina said.
“Thank you very much for supporting the European prospects of Bosnia and Herzegovina,” Mr Dodik added.
The meeting was also attended, on the Greek side, by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Dendias, the Deputy Minister for Economic Diplomacy and Openness Kostas Fragogiannis and the Director of the Prime Minister’s Diplomatic Bureau, Eleni Sourani.