President Abdullah Gul said a more stable situation would occur if all Balkan states
united under Euro-Atlantic organization.
The Western Balkan states
face two inter-twined energy challenges, with the security of gas supply pertinent to their resolution.
While it is stated on the list of New Zealand embassies, high commissions and representative offices overseas provided on the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade's website that Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia are accredited through New Zealand's Embassy in Rome, none of the other six Balkan states
(including the two new EU members--Bulgaria and Romania) are included in this list of over 120 countries.
They believe that the war occurred and was shaped chiefly owing to decisions taken by the national leaders of Serbia, Austria-Hungary, Germany, France, Russia, Britain, and later the Ottoman Empire, Japan, the Balkan states
, Italy, and the United States.
During Pope John Paul II's June visits to the Balkan states
, he beatified two natives of the war-torn region in the hope that they serve as an example for residents on the road to reconciliation.
One can read in many important international reports about the lawlessness and criminality in the Balkan states
, but Croatia is never included.
Washington officials said recently they are prepared to provide $200,000 to fund a study into pipeline routes, and to support the scheme as one of several atoned at enhancing economic cooperation with the Balkan states
The ISP plans to extend its services to Greece and then throughout the Balkan states
over the next half year.
"We will continue our cooperation with maximum efforts for stability and development of Balkan states
, including Bulgaria," Kono was quoted as saying during a 20-minute meeting with Kavaldzhiev, who is visiting Tokyo to attend the official funeral Thursday of former Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi.
Miyazawa was quoted as saying Japanese companies seem to regard Croatia and other Balkan states
as nations with security problems.
The Clinton administration, wanting to encourage cooperation among Balkan states
, convened a meeting of Balkan leaders in Sarajevo in July 1999 with the aim of activating the newly established Balkan Stability Pact, signed on June 10, 1999, by foreign ministers of the European Union, the U.S., Russia, Canada, Japan, and all Balkan states
except the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
Qatar Chamber board member Dr Khaled Klefeekh al-Hajri with a delegation of journalists from the Balkan states