Inter-religious dialogue important for whole Western Balkans

AFET Chairman Elmar Brok received Cardinal Vinko Puljić, the Archbishop of Sarajevo, who expressed concern about the situation of Christians in Bosnia and Herzegovina and about their decreasing numbers. He warned of the radicalisation of Muslims, which poses a growing danger for his country. Mr Brok stressed the importance of inter-religious dialogue not only for Bosnia and Herzegovina but the entire Western Balkan region. He called for more EU involvement in strengthening inter-ethnic co-existence and considered inter-cultural dialogue and cooperation of religious leaders an essential basis for politicians to agree and act.