PACE will support the priorities of Bosnia and Herzegovina

PACE President Anne Brasseur has congratulated Bosnia and Herzegovina on taking up the Chairmanship of the Council of Europe's Committee of Ministers, describing the Chairmanship as "an opportunity, a challenge and a responsibility", and pledged the Assembly's support for Bosnia's priorities.

Opening PACE's Standing Committee in Sarajevo, in the presence of the Speakers of the two Houses of the Bosnian Parliamentary Assembly and Bosnia's Foreign Minister, the President said she hoped the chairmanship would also be a "window of opportunity" for much-needed institutional reform in the country.