British Embassy in Bosnia and Herzegovina

FCO - Foreign and Commonwealth Office

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) has a worldwide network of embassies and consulates, employing over 14,000 people in nearly 270 diplomatic offices. We work with international organisations to promote British interests and global security, including the EU, NATO, the United Nations, the UN Security Council and the Commonwealth.


The UK is a strong supporter of future EU and NATO membership for all countries of the Western Balkans (along with Iceland and Turkey). To reach this future in the EU and NATO, countries need to meet conditions for membership.


The EU accession process, leading to membership, requires serious reform efforts from the region, including on rule of law, organised crime and corruption, public administration, and economic reforms.


The UK is supporting these reforms with £3 million of Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) programme funds for Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia (and Turkey), for example funding judicial reform or media freedom projects.


The UK is also providing expertise supporting accession-related reforms from across the civil service as part of the EU twinning programme  to help governments make the necessary reforms.  These reforms reduce security threats to the UK and promote a strong environment for British business interests.