Prime Minister Andrej Plenković stated that after joining Schengen, the Republic of Croatia will try to facilitate cooperation on the border with Bosnia and Herzegovina, during his address at the session of the Croatian National Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina, where Dragan Čović was re-elected president and a declaration was adopted calling Bosnia and Herzegovina the homeland of Croats.
"Croatia will not build fences, walls or erect wires on the border with Bosnia and Herzegovina. We do not want the new Schengen borders of Croatia and the European Union to be any kind of obstacle and fortress that will slow down the flow of people or goods between Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina," said Plenković on Saturday, addressing the participants in Mostar.
He explained that the ministers of interior affairs and finance of Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina have the task of "making the movement of people and goods across the border as smooth and simple as possible".
Plenković added that Croatia will continue to strongly support the local Croats and their projects, whether it is health care, education, or the rights of veterans.
"Our arrival today is above all a message of respect, a message of gratitude to you who fight politically strongly in difficult circumstances. The message is that you can always be aware that Croatia is behind you and by your side," he said.