Bosniak and Croat members of Bosnia and Herzegovina's tripartite Presidency Sefik Dzaferovic and Zeljko Komsic laid wreaths at the Eternal Flame Memorial, the Monument to the Killed Children of Sarajevo and the Kovaci cemetery on Monday, on the occasion of March 1, Bosnia's Independence Day.
“Bosnia and Herzegovina was defended from the aggression and today we are building it in peace. The forces that attacked BiH in 1992, unfortunately, exist today both in BiH and its surrounding. This is a chance to tell them to leave it alone, to finally come to realise they will never succeed in their intentions. BiH will always be an independent, autonomous state with all its peoples who will shape it and organise it the way they think they should be,” said Dzaferovic.
He also recalled that the holiday is not marked in one part of the country, noting that this is against law.
“March 1st is the state holiday, Independence Day. Those retrograde policies must leave the political stage. The ones representing those policies must change, must change their philosophy and their policies, and if they do not do so they will have to leave the political stage in BiH. There is no other way,” he concluded.