Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Bosnia ready to start talks on free trade agreements with Kosovo - UN official

Government of Bosnia-Hercegovina expressed readiness to start FTA [Free Trade Agreement] negotiations with Kosova [Kosovo], UNMIK [UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo] officials said today in a press conference.

The spokesperson for UNMIK Pilar IV, Chris Litiere, said that the Bosnian government has informed UNMIK that it has made all necessary preparations for that.

He said that the negotiations on FTA with Bosnia-Hercegovina would start soon.

"Such agreement would improve further integration of Kosova in the region and stimulate regional trade," said Litiere.

Litiere said that the experts of Kosova and Macedonia are working to come up with their version on FTA. He said that the talks on FTA with Macedonia would start within two weeks.

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