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Press Release Regarding The Declaration Adopted By The National Assembly Of The Republic Of Serbia , 31.03.2010

Turkey considers the Declaration adopted last night by the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia condemning the grave crime in Srebrenica as an important step for reconciliation between the peoples of Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as the long overdue condolences and apology to the families of the victims.

Turkey believes that normalization of relations among the states of the Former Yugoslavia is crucial for advancement of good neighbourly relations and progress towards regional integration as well as realization of Euro-Atlantic perspectives of these states.

Turkey expresses its appreciation for the visionary leadership displayed by the leaders of both Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina for their courageous steps taken in this direction and reiterates its readiness to continue to support fully their efforts for reconciliation and normalization through bilateral and regional platforms.