3 May 2010
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mr. Sven Alkalaj attended the opening of the Conference of the Signatory Countries of the Agreement on Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons in New York
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mr. Sven Alkalaj, on May 3, 2010 attended the opening of the Conference of the Signatory Countries of the Agreement on Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons held at the UN Headquarters in New York.
In the course of this meeting, Minister Alkalaj had a number of bilateral meetings. He met with the UN High Representative for Foreign Policy and Joint Security, Ms. Catherine Ashton, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Austria, Mr. Michael Spindelegger, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Brazil, Mr. Celso Luiz Nunes Amorim, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kingdom of Spain, Mr. Miguel Ángel Moratinos, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Nigeria, Mr. Odein Ajumogobia and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kingdom of Sweden, Mr. Carl Bildt.
Minister Alkalaj exchanged information with his colleagues on further work of the conference, and expressed expectations that the final results will contribute to the nuclear disarmament process in the world. He also discussed with his collocutors about the regional conference preparations, which will take place in Sarajevo, and its subjects as well. On this occasion, collocutors have confirmed their participation in the conference.
Emphasizing that the visa liberalization is crucial for BiH citizens, Minister Alkalaj asked for the EU ministers’ support, in order to successfully accomplish this primary goal of the BiH’s foreign policy. They also discussed about the current political situation in our country, and an importance of continuance for strengthening the regional initiatives. Minister Alkalaj talked to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Brazil, Mr. Amorim about BiH activities in the Alliance of Civilization, further engagement and its goals.
Minister Alkalaj will address conference participants during the main debate on May 4, 2010.