14.01.2022. - 12:03
Meeting with the Serbian member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina
President of the Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vučić met today with the Serbian member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Milorad Dodik. The two interlocutors assessed that peace and stability are of critical importance for the entire region.
President Dodik pointed out that an unprecedented political and media campaign is being waged against the Republic of Srpska and the Serb people in Bosnia and Herzegovina, not only in Sarajevo but also in numerous Western power centres.
Giving an example, Milorad Dodik highlighted the celebration of the Republic of Srpska Day, followed by the most heinous insults from Sarajevo and the mouths of many Western politicians, who presented an ordinary event attended by regular and legal police forces of the Republic of Srpska as a threat to peace, whereas the genuine threat to peace by Muslim paramilitary units, the Green Berets, and their gathering in Sarajevo and Bužim, was not even mentioned.
President Dodik underlined that it is nearly impossible for the Serbian people to fight for justice and consistent implementation of the Dayton Agreement due to the unilateral and biased approach, primarily that of the United States of America.
President Vučić assessed that the US sanctions against Milorad Dodik and other officials of the Republic of Srpska represent a dreadful precedent and that they can only produce catastrophic consequences for the development of relations between the three nations and two entities in Bosnia and Herzegovina and beyond, in the entire region.
"Sanctions have always brought only a problem, and never a solution," President Vučić added.
Considering the weight of the position of the entire Serbian nation, and particularly the inappropriate and unjust pressures on the Republic of Srpska and its leadership, President Vučić asked President Dodik and all political forces in the Republic of Srpska to participate in the work of joint institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina and to protect the interests of the Serbian people and the Republic of Srpska in the best manner.
President Vučić pointed out that every decision is up to the Republic of Srpska leadership, but that he also invites President Dodik and all political representatives in the Republic of Srpska to consider his suggestion, as it is clear that some political factors that substantially jeopardise the stability of the entire region through untruths and insinuations are endeavouring to assign the fault for that to the Serbian people and the Republic of Srpska.
"My request to President Dodik and all political factors in the Republic of Srpska is not a request to agree with anything or to vote for anything. On the contrary, my request is that the table where the Republic of Srpska representatives should sit should not be vacant and that they should fight in the best possible way for the interests of the entities and the Serbian people," Vučić emphasised.
President Vučić offered to present his proposal to President Dodik and all institutions and political representatives in Banja Luka.
President Vučić and President Dodik also discussed the significant financial support the Republic of Serbia plans for the Republic of Srpska, and that the teams of the two presidents and the two governments will speed up talks and inform the public as soon as possible.
Vučić and Dodik also consented to hold a grand assembly of the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Srpska, including a joint session of the two governments on January 27, when strategic economic projects and further improvement of cooperation in all areas between Serbia and the Republic of Srpska will be decided.
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14th January 2022