Washington, D.C., May 3, 2007 - Bosnian Foreign Minister Sven Alkalaj told VOA that Bosnia needs U.S. support to implement fundamental reforms that would facilitate its integration into Euro-Atlantic institutions.
Interviewed during the live broadcast of VOA's Bosnian-language Studio Washington, Foreign Minister Alkalaj told VOA's Bosnian audience that "We need to re-energize American leadership in the American-Bosnian Partnership, but also to remind the American people that Bosnia has been a success story all in all." He added that his country needs U.S. help to apply for both European integration and membership in NATO.
Foreign Minister Alkalaj is on a five-day trip to Washington to talk with Administration and Congressional officials.
VOA's Bosnian Service broadcasts its television program Studio Washington Monday through Friday. The service also produces a daily radio broadcast and its Internet site is www.VOANews.com/Bosnian/.
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