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Erdogan and Serbia's Vucic agree on bringing peace to Bosnia

January 19, 2022 at 2:51 pm

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic in Ankara, Turkiye on January 18, 2022 [Doğukan Keskinkılıç/Anadolu Agency]

Turkish President, Tayyip Erdogan, said he and Serbian counterpart, Aleksandar Vucic, agreed on Tuesday to broker crisis talks involving all parties in Bosnia after elections in Serbia in April, Reuters reports.

“We have agreed to bring together Serb, Croat and Bosnian leaders and solve the crisis in Bosnia and Herzegovina,” President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said late Tuesday in a press conference with his Serbian counterpart, Aleksandar Vucic.

“The international community must act together to overcome the crisis in Bosnia and Herzegovina,” Erdogan also said.

On the other hand, Vucic underlined that Belgrade highly respects the territorial integrity of neighbouring Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Erdoğan also noted that Turkey and Serbia recently increased their trade volume to $2 billion, adding that the two countries’ next goal is to reach $5 billion.

Vucic added that Serbia’s trade volume with Turkey had reached its “best momentum in history.”

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