NATO wants Bosnia

Thursday, 6 December, 2018 - 13:43

NATO foreign ministers have agreed on meeting in Brussels yesterday to activate the military alliance's program of advice and assistance for Bosnia-Herzegovina, despite Bosnian Serb objections to membership.

This is part of NATO's Membership Action Plan (MAP) process.

There is no clear understanding where multi-ethnic country will join the alliance.

The alliance offered a MAP to Bosnia in 2010 but declined to "activate" it until all conditions were met.

Serbian part of Bosnia is strongly against membership in NATO.

Bosnian Muslim representative Sefik Dzaferovic, said in a statement that NATO's invitation will give new impetus for the country to reach one of its "most important foreign policy goals."

It is clear that MAP will bring more tensions into the region.