Increased Military Cooperation Between Austria and Bosnia-Herzegovina

PeoplePoliticians ♦ Published: December 12, 2023; 20:55 ♦ (Vindobona)

Austrian Defense Minister Klaudia Tanner met her Bosnian counterpart Zukan Helez in Bosnia and Herzegovina for bilateral talks. This meeting, which was part of Tanner's troop visits to the Western Balkans, was aimed at deepening relations between the two countries and further developing existing cooperation.

Austrian Defense Minister Klaudia Tanner (l.) with her Bosnian counterpart, Zukan Helez (r.). / Picture: © Bundesheer/CARINA KARLOVITS

Minister Tanner emphasized the importance of the Western Balkans for Austria, especially because of the geographical proximity and the common past. She emphasized that the stability of the Western Balkans, and Bosnia and Herzegovina in particular, is of great importance for Europe's security. Tanner made it clear that speeding up EU accession negotiations with the Western Balkan states…