Bosnia and Herzegovina Opens General Consulate in Rijeka

By 1 September 2022

ZAGREB, 31 August, 2022 - A general consulate of Bosnia and Herzegovina was officially opened in Rijeka on Wednesday and its consular services will cover seven Croatian counties.

A ministerial advisor at the Embassy of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Zagreb, Zoran Perković, explained that consuls-general are appointed by the BiH Presidency, so it is expected that the Consul General in Rijeka will be appointed after the October election and the inauguration of the new BiH Presidency, probably in November.

He added that the consulate would start providing some of its services immediately, while other services would follow.

Present at the opening ceremony was Bosnia and Herzegovina's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bisera Turković, who said that this was the country's eighth general consulate and 58th diplomatic-consular office in the world.

"I hope that Croatia, as a member of the EU and NATO, will provide unconditional support to all our citizens and to BiH overall on its Euro-Atlantic path," she said, stressing that BiH is committed to strengthening relations with Croatia and wants to build strong, stable relations based on mutual respect and understanding.

Primorje-Gorski Kotar County Prefect Zlatko Komadina and Rijeka Deputy Mayor Goran Palčevski attended the opening ceremony too.