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Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina in the United Kingdom, Branko T. Nešković, carrying out his diplomatic activity, from 22 to 24 November visited Scotland, one of the four constituent parts of the United Kingdom, having meetings with the officials of this friendly country, homeland of the ancient Gaels. 

During the meeting with the Scottish First Minister Nicole Sturgeon, actual political situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Scotland was discussed. Ambassador Nešković briefed the First Minister Sturgeon on the steps Bosnia and Herzegovina made on its path in the process of European integration, expressing his hope that it would get a negotiating status as early as next year and start the negotiations regarding its accession to EU. The Ambassador used this opportunity to express readiness to engage more in the issue of upgrading future economic cooperation. The First Minister Sturgeon thanked the Ambassador for his visit, welcoming the BiH's commitment to European integration, expressing her interest in upgrading future economic cooperation between Scotland and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

On 2 November 2017 BiH Embassy in London hosted the Round Table entitled „To Invest in BiH“. Organizers of the Round Table were the BiH Embassy in London, BiH Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), UK Ministry of Foreign Affairs (FCO), BiH Agency for Promotion of Foreign Investments (FIPA) and DMA. The Round Table gathered a large number of the prominent UK companies' representatives, as well as the representatives of the diplomatic-consular network accredited in London.  

A group of dozen diplomacy students of the King's College London, with Professor Peter Frostad, the Vice President of the King's College London Diplomacy Society, visited the Embassy of Bosnia and Herzegovina in London. It is common in London for diplomacy students to visit embassies so that the students at international relations programs could learn as much as possible about world of diplomacy, history, politics and culture of different countries, directly from the diplomats themselves.

 

The first diplomatic charity basketball tournament entitled „Dunking Diplomats“ was staged last weekend in London, in the premises of the American School, organized by the Embassies of the Republic of Austria and Bosnia and Herzegovina. In the Tournament, that gathered a large number of basketball fans, participated 60 „basket players“ pertaining to the diplomatic corps in London.

Initiators and organizers of this charity event were the Ambassadors of the Republic of Austria and Bosnia and Herzegovina, while the event's media partner was a London-based diplomatic magazine „Embassy Magazine“. Sponsors of the Tournament were „IDS“ Ltd. – a leading British company for supply to the diplomatic corps, the Austrian company „Silhouette“ and the Austrian Tourist Agency, while the host of this interesting event was the London-based fundraising charity „Greenhouse Sports“. Entire tournament's income was intended to the charity purposes, as an aid to children in the local communities. 

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina, H.E. Igor Crnadak, paid an official visit to Ireland on 26 January 2017. During his visit, Minister Crnadak met the Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Mr. Charles Flanagan. During their meeting, the Ministers expressed mutual agreement that the two countries have sound and friendly relations. Also, there was expressed desire to further strengthen their relations in future, primarily in light of the process of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s integration into European Union, emphasising that the current circumstances should be used and that a top level bilateral meeting should be arranged soon.