Bakir Izetbegovic: Serbia's vaccine donation is a reciprocal gesture to BiH

NEWS 02.03.2021 17:23
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Serbia’s donation of 5,000 vaccines Bosnia’s Federation (FBiH) entity is a “beautiful, symbolic” and “reciprocal” gesture after BiH helped Serbia a few months ago when the country had difficulties addressing the coronavirus situation in the area of Sandzak, the leader of the main Bosniak party in BiH, Bakir Izetbegovic, said on Tuesday.

BiH House of Peoples member Bakir Izetbegovic, who is the leader of the Party of Democratic Action (SDA), made the comment after Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic arrived in Sarajevo on Tuesday to hand over the donation.

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“It's a beautiful, symbolic gesture. I see it as a reciprocal gesture to what Bosnia and Herzegovina did a few months ago when the situation was very difficult in Sandzak in Serbia when our doctors went there to help because at that time the Serbian health care system was overburdened and could not take care of those people in Sandzak,” Izetbegovic said.

He said that “a few thousand vaccines will not change a lot.”

“In Serbia, people are vaccinated en masse, but unfortunately, the epidemic is spreading five times faster in Serbia than in Bosnia and Herzegovina, so I don't think that will change things significantly, but every gesture of goodwill is welcome,” he said.

Izetbegovic expressed hope that “more difficult issues” between Bosnia and Serbia will start getting resolved soon.

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