Presidents of Croatia and Kosovo met in New York, discussing the possibility of border changes in the Balkans. Though Kolinda Grabar Kitarović, Croatia’s president, said the discussion with Hashim Thaci was “quite interesting”, she was adamant that there should be no redrawing of borders. “We are very cautious and we have argued that the principles of the Badinter Commission regarding territorial borders in former Yugoslavia should remain unchanged”, she said.
Chairman of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Presidency Bakir Izetbegović met with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres in New York with whom he talked about the current political situation and progress made by BiH on its path to Euro-Atlantic integration, Fena reports. Izetbegović stressed that BiH expects to receive candidate status for EU membership as well as activation of the Membership Action Plan (MAP) on its path to join NATO. The cooperation between BiH and the UN was mutually assessed as very good, and the interlocutors emphasised the particular importance of the project “Dialogue for the Future – Promoting Coexistence and Diversity in BiH”, which is planned to be extended to the countries of the region in the second phase.