Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has urged Bosnia's rival leaders to end a year-long political deadlock that has fueled tensions in the country.
Erdogan held a joint meeting Tuesday in Belgrade with the three members of Bosnia's multi-ethnic presidency and Serbia's President Aleksandar Vucic.
On the second day of his visit to Serbia, Erdogan is also attending a ceremony inaugurating a Turkish-financed highway linking Belgrade with Bosnia's capital of Sarajevo that is part of efforts to boost cooperation between the former wartime foes.
Long after the 1992-95 war in Bosnia ended, the country remains ethnically divided between majority Muslim Bosniaks and Serbs and Croats. Disagreements over relations with NATO have blocked the formation of a new government a year after a general election was held.
Source: Voice of America