Washington, D.C., February 2, 2006 – Bosnian President Ivo Miro Jovic told the Voice of America (VOA) today that discussions between the political parties in Bosnia have convinced him that “it is clear that changing borders is out of the question and that we can reach prosperity only through uniting with the European Union.”
The Bosnian President made his comments in an exclusive interview at VOA. President Jovic was in Washington for further discussions on reforms in Bosnia and to attend a prayer breakfast at the White House. The interview was broadcast on the VOA Bosnian Service’s TV program Studio Washington. Asked about his thoughts on the prayer breakfast, President Jovic said, “We should have thought of instituting prayer breakfast in Bosnia years ago,” adding that he would be glad to bring the idea up when he returns home.
The Bosnian Service broadcasts Studio Washington, a 30-minute TV news program that is also simulcast on radio each weekday. The service also sends a feed daily of the major news story from the U.S. to major Bosnian TV stations for their primetime newscasts. In addition, the Bosnian Service broadcasts a weekday TV headline news feed and a 15-minute radio program to the region. Programs are also available on the Internet at www.VOANews.com/Bosnian.
The Voice of America, which first went on the air in 1942, is a multimedia international broadcasting service funded by the U.S. government through the Broadcasting Board of Governors. VOA broadcasts more than 1,000 hours of news, information, educational, and cultural programming every week to an estimated worldwide audience of more than 100 million people. Programs are produced in 44 languages.