On December 7, Mykola Tochytskyi, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, received copies of his credentials from the newly appointed Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina to Ukraine (part-time) Biljana Gutych Belica.
The parties noted the importance of developing cooperation between the two countries in all areas of mutual interest.
Mykola Tochytskyi informed his interlocutor about the security situation in the region related to Russia’s aggressive actions.
For reference: on October 12, 1992, Ukraine recognized the state independence of Bosnia and Herzegovina. On December 20, 1995, diplomatic relations were established between Ukraine and Bosnia and Herzegovina. On November 17, 2004, the Office of the Embassy of Ukraine in the Republic of Croatia in Bosnia and Herzegovina opened in Sarajevo, which was reorganized into the Embassy of Ukraine in BiH on July 1, 2020.
In 2020, trade in goods and services between Ukraine and Bosnia and Herzegovina amounted to 38.4 million dollars. USA. In 2021, there is a trend of its growth: During January-September 2021, the total trade in goods and services between Ukraine and BiH amounted to 67.6 million dollars. USA.
One of the oldest Ukrainian diasporas (about 1.5 thousand people) lives on the territory of BiH, which preserves the national identity in 5-6 generations.