Australia welcomes Bosnian Foreign Minister and Deputy Chairperson of Council of Ministers

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

I was pleased to welcome Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Foreign Minister and Deputy Chairperson of the Council of Ministers Dr Bisera Turković to Canberra today.

Australia and Bosnia and Herzegovina’s friendship is strengthened by our people-to-people ties and longstanding support.

Australia recognised Bosnia and Herzegovina in May 1992, shortly after its independence.

We remain a strong supporter of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.

Australia has worked beside Bosnia and Herzegovina in the Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan and in the Global Coalition against Daesh.

Dr Bisera Turković and I discussed Russia’s unprovoked, illegal and immoral war on Ukraine, and Mr Putin’s dangerous escalations.

We also renewed our commitment to greater cooperation between our countries and through the Bosnian diaspora community in Australia.

This includes our support for direct aid projects for local communities in Bosnia and Herzegovina that focus on supporting development in education, gender, disability, and human rights.

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