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Erdogan, Vucic mark start of Belgrade-Sarajevo highway construction

October 8, 2019

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told Tuesday’s ceremony to mark the start of construction of a highway between the capital of Serbia and Bosnia-Herzergovina that the "bridge over the Sava river is a bridge of friendship for the whole region".

Erdogan, his Serbian counterpart Aleksandar Vucic and the three members of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) attended the ceremony at the border town of Sremska Raca on the banks of the Sava river.  

"Today begins the construction of a bridge on the route that connects Serbia and BiH. This is for the benefit of these nations and the region. This is a way to better lives, communicate and cooperate and it would be impossible if President Vucic had not not started negotiations with Turkey and its president", BiH President Chairman Milorad Dodik told the gathering, inaugurating the start of construction of the highway.  

BiH presidency member Zeljko Komsic, said it was only two years ago seemed impossible that something like this could happen between Serbia and BiH while the third presidency member Sefik Dzaferovic voiced satisfaction that he had the opportunity to attend a truly significant moment which he said leads the whole region to peace and stability, prosperity and development.  

Source: http://rs.n1info.com/English/NEWS/a532840/Erdogan-Vucic-mark-start-of-Belgrade-Sarajevo-highway-construction.html

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