Mogherini and the Presidency members agreed on the importance of seeing the country’s Council of Ministers and all entity governments formed without delay, so that they can address the many challenges that lie ahead. Among them are the rule of law, including the electoral reform, implementation of Constitutional Court decisions and strengthening of judiciary, as well as continued social-economic reforms.

In response to BiH Presidency members’ common message of commitment to the country’s European Union path, Mogherini welcomed their resolve to work together, stressing that their unity of action will be to the benefit of Bosnia and Herzegovina and all of its citizens.

In this respect, the role of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina in lowering political tensions and promoting reconciliation will be crucial, according to Mogherini.

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Equally, Bosnia and Herzegovina needs to submit swiftly all the answers to the Questionnaire for the European Commission to finalize its opinion on the country’s EU membership application.

Federica Mogherini highlighted her commitment to the EU perspective of the country and stressed that she wanted to see irreversible progress of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Western Balkans region towards the EU by the end of the year.