Atlantic Initiative, in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) and the Commission for the NATO Integration Process of the Council of Ministers of BiH, and with support from the NATO Headquarters in BiH and the Royal Norwegian Embassy in BiH, organized another seminar for the youth members of political parties about the chances and opportunities BiH’s membership in NATO would provide.
On March 29th, 2014, Atlantic Initiative held its fourth seminar in Banja Luka for youth members of political parties in BiH. Participants at this seminar were members of the Party for Democratic Action (PDP).
The speakers at this seminar, as for all previous seminars held in cooperation with the youth members of political parties, were Prof. dr. Nerzuk Ćurak, President of the Atlantic Initiative and Professor at the Faculty of Political Science of the University of Sarajevo, and Igor Pilić and Goran Pranjić of the BiH Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Speaking about the current status quo of the NATO integration process in BiH, Nerzuk Ćurak noted that Bosnia and Herzegovina is a “weak state.” “I’m frustrated by the weakness of our society, which is unable to forge consensus about a single important strategic issue, as is the case with NATO accession. I am convinced that joining NATO would have a calming effect on internal conflicts and would improve BiH’s position,” said Ćurak.
These seminars are organized in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of BiH and the Commission for the NATO Integration Process of the BiH Council of Ministers. NATO Headquarters in BiH and the Royal Norwegian Embassy in BiH support the seminars.