The proof of the Serb-Croat association by Zagreb and Belgrade can also be seen in Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic's invitation to Bosnian Croat and Serb leaders, Dragan Covic and Milorad Dodik, instead of inviting representatives of all three peoples on Bosnia, Bosniak leader Bakir Izetbegovic said on Monday.
“It's no coincidence. We can see the Serb-Croat association between the official Zagreb and Belgrade in today's meeting between Covic, Dodik and Vucic. He invited two instead of all three interlocutors. They shouldn't do that on the 25th anniversary of the Dayton Peace Agreement. They shouldn't send such messages to Bosnia, Bosniaks and Bosnian patriots,” Izetbegovic said commenting the meeting which the Bosnian Croat leader announced on his Twitter account.
Had they invited him, he would have come, Izetbegovic noted.
“Bosnian image must be three-dimensional. During my stay in Zagreb, I realised there was a lot of one-sided talk so it was necessary to meet with the leadership in Zagreb.
Last month, Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik stayed in Zagreb after receiving an official visit from the country's leadership. When asked how he received the invitation, when other two Bosnian Presidency members have not, including Chairman Sefik Dzaferovic, Dodik said he was there to represent Serbs, not Bosnia.
Following numerous reactions both in Croatia and Bosnia condemning the move, the official Zagreb invited Dragan Covic and Bakir Izetbegovic as Croat and Bosniak representatives, saying they have the legitimacy to discuss the situation in the country and relations with Croatia with them.