Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Address: Musala 2, Sarajevo 71000, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Tel.: +387 33 281 100
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Igor Crnadak, was born on 28th July 1972, in Zadar. In 2004 he graduated from the Faculty of Economy also in Banjaluka and is currently pursuing ongoing postgraduate studies at the Department of Global Markets and the European Union in the same faculty.
Since 1999 he has been a member of the Party of Democratic Progress (PDP), also holding the position as the party’s spokesperson at the City Assembly of Banjaluka between 2001 and 2004.
In 2005 he was appointed the Party’s Executive Director and in 2009 he was elected as the PDP Secretary for International Relations.
Since 2011, he has served as the Secretary General of the Party of Democratic Progress. He has also served as head of the PDP’s election headquarters during three election cycles.
During the 1990s he worked as journalist, anchor, producer and radio editor and wrote for numerous printed media outlets.
Between 1996 and 1998 he was correspondent of the Voice of America from Banjaluka.
In 2006 he became a member of the European Integration Committee of the National Assembly of the region of Republika Srpska.
Between 2007 and 2009 he became Deputy Minister of Defence of Bosnia and Herzegovina and was appointed Chairman of the Bosnia and Herzegovina NATO Coordination Team responsible for international cooperation.
On March 31st 2015, he was appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Principles of Bosnia and Herzegovina foreign policy:
- Promotion and representation of interests on behalf of Bosnia and Herzegovina, acting within international relations.
- Openness and equal rights, on mutual respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity, as well as on the principle of peaceful co-operation, with respect of mutual interests.
- Commitment to peaceful settling interstate misunderstandings.
- Active participation in the succession of former SFRY respecting the rights and obligations arising from such a status.
Priorities of Bosnia and Herzegovina foreign policy:
- Preservation and protection of independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Bosnia and Herzegovina within its internationally recognized borders;
- Full and consistent implementation of the General Peace Agreement (GPA);
- Bosnia and Herzegovina’s inclusion into European integration processes
- Participation of Bosnia and Herzegovina in multilateral activities
- Promotion of Bosnia and Herzegovina as a partner in international economic relations, as well as of the activities aiming at the admission of Bosnia and Herzegovina into the World Trade Organization (WTO).
- Protection of interests and assistance to many Bosnia and Herzegovina’s citizens in foreign countries in exercising their rights, and assistance to economic subjects operating at the markets of other countries
- Liberalization of visa regimes for Bosnia and Herzegovina citizens.