The Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina Sulejman Tihić, President of the Republic of Croatia Stjepan Mesić and President of Serbia and Montenegro Svetozar Marović met in Mamaia on 27 May 2004 within the framework of the 11th Central European Summit.
The joint trilateral meeting focused on relations of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Republic of Croatia and Serbia and Montenegro, the situation in South East Europe and processes of European integration.
The meeting highlighted the following points aimed at promoting democratic processes and economic development and in the interest of reviving European processes in the entire region:
The enlargement of the European Union to ten new states is welcomed. The three states express their adherence to European values and are interested that the process of European unification is extended to the entire area of South East Europe. The progress Croatia has achieved on this path is welcomed as a contribution to strengthening European perspectives of all the states in the region. Support is also given to the exchange of experience Croatia has collected on its European path with other states of South East Europe.
The three states will plead for strengthening good-neighbourly and trans-border co-operation while respecting the basic principle of non-violability of borders. The Republic of Croatia and Serbia and Montenegro support the process of strengthening the central state institutions of Bosnia and Herzegovina in line with the Constitution of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Republic of Croatia and Serbia and Montenegro plead for an unhindered right to return of refugees and displaced persons as well as to restitution of their property. Local authorities are expected to co-operate with the central state institutions in this respect. The three states are interested in ensuring the attraction of foreign investments into the regions of return through incentive economic instruments and also call upon the international community to give financial assistance to this process in order to finally resolve the issue of return of displaced persons and refugees.
The three states are committed to taking all measures necessary to ultimately resolve the issue of missing persons.
Individual prosecution of war crimes is the means that can and must stop collective hatred and collective accusations. In this respect the three states emphasize the importance of the implementation of international commitments related to the co-operation of each state with the Hague Tribunal as well as the responsibility of judicial systems in each country individually.
National and minority rights have to be compatible with European legislation and fundamental international mechanisms. Local authorities are especially called upon to shoulder responsibility and apply standards of minority protection.
All three states support an ever more developed regional co-operation in South East Europe as well as the implementation of European and international commitments in each state individually. Special importance is attached to joint co-operation in the fight against organised crime, illicit drug trafficking, illegal trafficking in human beings and goods as well as international terrorism.
The three states welcome measures aimed at encouraging and facilitating economic co-operation and call for the establishment of links among economic partners interested in joint appearances on third markets.
The Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Presidents of the Republic of Croatia and of Serbia and Montenegro are committed to resolving and implementing the indicated areas of co-operation and invite governments and governmental bodies in all three states to do so.