German Minister agrees: Secessionist policies in BiH would cause consequences

NEWS 13.10.2021 19:55
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Source: Komšić i Džaferović na sastanku sa Rothom

Banning the state police’ work in Bosnia’s Serb-dominated Republika Srpska (RS) entity would cause consequences, German Minister for Europe Michael Roth agreed with Bosnia’s Croat and Bosniak Presidency members Zeljko Komsic and Sefik Dzaferovic during the Wednesday meeting.

Expressing Germany’s support for BiH, he conveyed his country’s concern regarding Serb ministers’ boycott of State institutions and bodies as well as the secessionist rhetoric coming from the RS.

The two Presidency members said that all EU member states are important to BiH but that Germany is of special significance.

They agreed with the German Minister’s assessment that the situation in BiH is complicated adding that they asked for the understanding of international officials, emphasizing that secessionist policies must be informed that such a policy will not be tolerated.

The two noted that in case the international community fails to react, the state forces will react at any cost because dissolution is out of the question, and the secession of even an inch of BiH will not be tolerated.

A ban on the work of the state police announced by the RS entity would be a step that would produce consequences, interlocutors agreed, stressing that the weakening of the OHR strengthened the anti-constitutional and anti-Bosnian forces, because they understood that as a signal to introduce war policies on the agenda, even though they had previously voted for all reform processes in question.

The German Minister expressed interest in visiting Bosnia and Herzegovina to continue the discussion on the mentioned topics in order to find a solution.

Bosnian Serb Presidency member Milorad Dodik said this week that the RS plans to withdraw its consents on the formation of the Armed Forces of BiH and to declare the laws on the Court and Prosecutor's Office of BiH, the Indirect Taxation Authority, State Investigation and Protection Agency (SIPA) and the Intelligence and Security Agency (OSA) null and void, after which the RS should form its own intelligence structure.

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