Mr. Mirko Šarović, Minster of Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mr. Zoran Latinović, Minister Advisor and Mr. Senad Oprašić, Head of Environmental Protection Department and REC General Assembly Member, participated in a very fruitful discussion with Dr. Dejan Komatina acting executive director of the REC and Ms. Lejla Šuman REC Country Office Director in BiH on August 27, 2018.
Minister of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mr. Mirko Šarović, with his associates meets Acting Executive Director of the REC Dr. Dejan Komatina and Ms. Lejla Šuman, Director of the REC Office in Bosnia and Herzegovina on August 27, 2018. The meeting took place in a good atmosphere, talking about co-operation with REC and projects and activities implemented by REC in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the region.
Minister Šarović thanked to the REC for everything that REC has done so far in Bosnia and Herzegovina and in the region, and expressed strong support for the further work of REC. He stressed that Bosnia and Herzegovina highly appreciates the role of the REC in the previous period, and stressed that REC in BiH since its establishment implemented over 60 projects with investments of app. 20 million EUR. In that sense he expressed hope that this cooperation will be continued in the future, in view of the great commitments that BiH is faced during the transposition of the EU acquis in the field of environment and climate change and stressed the need to ensure regular and predictable funding of projects, which are extremely needed for countries such as Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Dr. Dejan Komatina thanked to Minister Šarović for the time and opportunity to talk about recent changes in REC management, environmental and climate change issues and the role of the REC in this process, expressing its willingness and REC's readiness as an international organization to help BiH in the implementation of all environmental and climate change requirements, on the road of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the EU.
Ms. Lejla Šuman, Director of the REC Office in Bosnia and Herzegovina pointed out that the strategic goals of the REC and the activities carried out in BiH significantly coincide with the goals of the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations of BiH. In a special focus of the conversation was the Project related to the preparation of the Environmental Strategy of Bosnia and Herzegovina.