No one should have a paternalistic attitude towards Bosnia and Herzegovina, said Bosnian member of the BiH Presidency Šefik Džaferović, and assessed that Serbia has no point of contact with the appointment of the High Representative to BiH.
Commenting on allegations by Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić about the appointment of the new High Representative to BiH, Christian Schmidt, Džaferović said that “there is no need for nervousness”.
“Relationships must be based on the principles of mutual respect. Bosnia and Herzegovina wants good relations with its neighbors, including Serbia. The only condition is that the neighbors respect Bosnia and Herzegovina as much as Bosnia and Herzegovina respects them,” Džaferović said.
Džaferović added that Serbia, as a party to the war in BiH, had signed the General Framework Agreement and some of the annexes, including Annex 10, which claims to impose only on Serbia obligations to support the work of the High Representative. “so that he can carry out his mandate as successfully as possible on the political aspects of the agreement,” Klix.ba reports.
Regarding Vučić’s complaint about the Brdo-Brioni summit, Džaverović said that he pointed out open issues between Serbia and BiH.
“I did not receive answers to these questions and they need to be resolved because it is impossible to build better relationships by pushing things under the rug,” Džaverović said.
On Wednesday, Vučić said that Serbia wants to respect international law, but that it will not allow itself to be told that there are no 900,000 or one million Serbs west of the Drin.
Regarding Džaverović’s statement that the meeting with the political leadership of the Republika Srpska was Serbia’s interference in BiH’s internal affairs, Vučić stated that he would no longer justify the untruths that Džaverović had said.
As an argument for the unfoundedness of Džaverović’s allegations concerning Serbia’s intervention, Vučić pointed to Annex 10 of the Dayton Agreement, which was repealed by former Serbian President Milan Milutinovic, and reminded that Serbia is one of the Dayton and will act in accordance with international rules.
Vučić cited Annex 10 of the Dayton Accords, which was repealed by former Serbian President Milan Milutinovic, as an argument for Džaverović’s allegations of Serbian interference, and thus reminded that Serbia is one of the signatories of Dayton and will act in accordance with international rules.
He also stressed that he was silent when Dzaferovic and others came to Sandzak and demanded a special status with Ugljanin, such as RS, although this cannot be compared.
“Serbia is to blame again. Stop being insignificant and seeing enemies where they do not exist. This was not for Dzaferovic, but for international law,” Vučić said, stressing that no decision had been taken against BiH in Serbia and that all its citizens would be vaccinated free of charge in Serbia./ibna