Reason for BiH visit is to meet with possibilities for business
BiH Minister of Foreign Affairs Zlatko Lagumdzija received today president of the Board of Ridge Global, former US Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge.
Minister Lagumdzija expressed pleasure about the visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina by Ridge, who is a very influential figure in the USA, and briefed him on the political, economic and social situation in the country.
He emphasized that BiH's foreign policy goals are membership in the EU and NATO, which will guarantee long-term political and economic stability, which is very important for attracting foreign investment in the country.
With regard to the type of business that Ridge Global operates, Minister Lagumdzija briefed his counterpart on BiH's economic potential, especially emphasizing the exquisite potential of our country in the energy sector.
He emphasized the significance of foreign investments for BiH and expressed the readiness of BiH's Ministry of Foreign Affairs to help potential investors in establishing contact with local authorities and businessmen, the organization of business projects and their realization.
Tom Ridge thanked Minister Lagumdzija for the reception and presentation of the situation in the country, especially in the energy sector, and possibilities for establishment of cooperation with BiH companies.
He agreed with Minister Lagumdzija on the significance of our country's entrance into NATO and stated that it would certainly have numerous positive effects, and especially will ensure economic development, and he expressed his personal readiness to help BiH's efforts to become a full member of the Union as soon as possible, a BiH MFA Public Office spokesperson stated.