Pursuing regular diplomatic activities, Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina in London Branko T. Neskovic from 7 to 9 February visited the Northern Ireland, one of the constituent parts of the United Kingdom, having had on that occasion discussions with the officials of this friendly country, a homeland of the ancient Celts.
In course of this first visit to the Northern Ireland Ambassador Neskovic met: Speaker of the Assembly Robin Newton, high officials of the two most influential parties, Peter Weir from the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) and John O'Dowd from the Sinn Fein Party, and also Assembly Members from the Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP), Alliance Party, Ulster Unionist Party (UUP), Director for future relations with the European Union (for Brexit) Michael Harkin, the Belfast Mayor Cllr Nuala McAlister, International Business Executive Director of Invest Northern Ireland Steven Harper and NI-CO Executive Director Graeme McCammon.
In these discussions Ambassador Neskovic informed his hosts about current political situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as about the progress it made so far on its path toward the EU integration. The Ambassador used the opportunity to reiterate strong willingness to engage more toward an improved economic cooperation, through strengthening the contacts of the potential investors from the Northern Ireland with members of the business community in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Also he expressed readiness for an upgraded and closer cooperation in the fields of fight against organized crime, corruption and terrorism.
The hosts availed themselves of the opportunity to inform Ambassador Neskovic about actual political situation in the Northern Ireland in light of the announced withdrawal of the Great Britain from the European Union, and the Northern Ireland's views in this regard.