Bosnia summons French ambassador over Macron remarks

Bosnia's government has summoned France's ambassador to explain remarks by French President Emmanuel Macron that the Balkan country was a "ticking time-bomb" due to a "problem of returning jihadists."

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina -- Bosnia's government has summoned France's ambassador to explain remarks by French President Emmanuel Macron that the Balkan country was a "ticking time-bomb" due to a "problem of returning jihadists."

The chairman of Bosnia's tripartite presidency, Zeljko Komsic, also invited Macron to visit Bosnia and "personally assess the situation" including measures in place regarding returning jihadists, his office said.

"Bosnia-Herzegovina is aware of the dangers of global terrorism and fully committed to the fight against it," the statement said.

Macron's comments in an interview published Thursday provoked outrage in Bosnia.