World Bulletin/News Desk
Ivan Mrkic, Foreign Minister of Serbia, has said, "This won't be any ordinary meeting. Meaningful messages will be given in the meeting," in regards to the Turkey-Bosna Herzegovina-Serbia tripartite Balkans summit at the level of presidents.
Mrkic told Turkish press that the summit to take place for the third time carried symbolic importance as only three presidents from three countries were attending.
Touching on the preparations for the summit including the meeting of foreign ministers of the three states in Sarajevo and the meeting of trade and economy ministers in the Turkish capital Ankara, Mrkic said, "This will be a great step forward. When we compare with the past, we only speak of positive things. We don't do this so someone will like it but rather for the good of our states."
Mrkic also emphasized the role of Turkey in reducing tension and developing relations among Balkan states and said, "Turkey is a strong state that has a history and benefits in the Balkans. At the same time it is a country that will help us move together in new markets."
Also touching on the apology of Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic for the Srebrenica massacre, Mrkic said, "I believe the apology was not political. Nikolic expressed his feelings by uttermost humane statements. Therefore, I've never considered his statements as political. This was a noble and humane act in my belief."Last Mod: 10 Mayıs 2013, 12:26