15.06.2015

Postponement of visit not to alter good intentions

Serbia is committed to good-neighborly relations and cooperation with regional countries, and the request of Bakir Izetbegovic, the Muslim member of Bosnia-Herzegovina's (BiH) presidency, to postpone the visit of Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic will not change Serbia's good intentions towards all citizens of this country.

BELGRADE - Serbia is committed to good-neighborly relations and cooperation with regional countries, and the request of Bakir Izetbegovic, the Muslim member of Bosnia-Herzegovina's (BiH) presidency, to postpone the visit of Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic will not change Serbia's good intentions towards all citizens of this country.

Nikolic is always willing to pay an official visit to BiH, when all three members of BiH presidency show unity and readiness, the president's press service issued in a statement.

Serbia pays considerable attention to fostering good relations with BiH, in keeping with the Dayton Agreement, the statement reads.

Serbia is a factor of peace and stability, and Nikolic's visit to Sarajevo and meeting with members of BiH presidency scheduled for Tuesday should have been a confirmation of that.

"Unfortunately, instead of easing tensions in the region through talks, we have a request to postpone the encounter, in order for individuals to gain political points among ultranationalists,” it was released.

Serbia is always ready for talks aimed at reaching an agreement on all issues in the interest of both countries, the statement concludes.