Bosnia and Herzogovina

Since 2010 Bosnia and Herzegovina is part of the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) in the form of an observer state.

For Bosnia and Herzegovina this was a very important step as besides the aims of the OIF to nourish the French language, OIF has a significant influence in the mediation in crisis as well the establishing of economic relations between the country participating in its work. As the country suffered a lot during the wartime in the 1990s, it is now time to share with other participating countries the values of the Francophonie, which are besides the language, human rights, peace, democracy, education and economics.

Being part of the family OIF means for Bosnia and Herzegovina to put the country on the map as well to help the country on the way becoming part of the European Union family.