As part of the Western Balkans, Bosnia and Herzegovina is committed to becoming fully integrated into the European and Euro-Atlantic community. Membership of NATO and the European Union are two of its leading foreign-policy goals.
The country’s new foreign minister, Dr Zlatko Lagumdzija, talks about the reforms necessary to achieve this, and the challenges still facing Bosnia and Herzegovina’s state-building 20 years after the outbreak of the Bosnian War.
The country’s relationship with its neighbours, its regional role, and initiatives for strengthening security and stability in the Western Balkans will also be discussed.
Dr Zlatko Lagumdzjia began his second term as the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina in February this year, having previously held the role between 2001 and 2003. He is the president of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and has been a member of international missions to Pakistan and post-Saddam Iraq.
This meeting was chaired by Dr Dana Allin, Editor, Survival, and IISS Senior Fellow for US Foreign Policy and Transatlantic Affairs.