(ANSA) - SARAJEVO, JULY 9 - The second day of the summit of the South-East Europe Cooperation Process (SEECP) opened this morning at Jahorina, a mountain resort town a few kilometers away from Sarajevo. The summit aims to strengthen collaboration and trust, in support of peace and stability in a "sensitive" area. Heads of state of Turkey take part in the summit. Turkey's heads of state take part in the summit and the head of Bosnia's tripartite presidency, the Bosnian Serb Milorad Dodik, presides over it. The meeting is attended by Turkey's head of state Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Montenegro's Milo Djukanovic, North Macedonia's Stevo Pendarovski and Albania's Iljir Meta, and Serbia's and Bulgaria's premiers, Ana Brnabic and Boyko Borissov, and some representatives for the other SEECP member countries. Kosovo boycotted the meeting in protest since Pristina deemed 'humiliating' the way in which the country was invited. Albania, in a sign of solidarity with Kosovo, deserted yesterday's meeting between foreign ministers. However, president Meta is attending the Jahorina summit today. The summit will close in conjunction with the end of the SEECP rotating presidency which Bosnia and Herzegovina held until now, and which Kosovo will take over. An unprecedented situation since there will be no representative for Pristina to take up the baton. (ANSA).

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