Ambassador of Japan to Bosnia and Herzegovina Hideyuki Sakamoto met with Sefik Dzaferovic, a member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
They exchanged views on bilateral relations between Japan and BiH as well as the current situation in BiH at the meeting.
Ambassador Sakamoto expressed expectations for the early formation of the new Council of Ministers.
For his part, Dzaferovic thanked Japan’s support for the EU integration process of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
After the formal signature of the General Framework Agreement for Peace in BiH in December 1995, the Government of Japan recognized BiH on 23 January 1996, and the two countries established diplomatic relations on 9 February 1996. In February 1998, Japan opened its liaison office in Sarajevo, and in January 2008 it developed into the Embassy. BiH opened its Embassy in Japan in December 1998.
The Government of Japan has been proactively engaged in supporting the peace process in BiH as a member of the Peace Implementation Council Steering Board (PIC SB) since 1995, and in helping recovery and development e orts of the country through its Official Development Assistance (ODA) programs. Its total value amounts to approx. 1 billion BAM. Japan is one of the biggest development partners of BiH.
Donation of an ambulance vehicle to a health care center, rehabilitation of windows of a primary school, students of a rehabilitated primary school and grant aid to the national archives.