Bosnia and Herzegovina will be a civic state sooner or later and this is something worth fighting for, Bosnia Presidency member Zeljko Komsic said in a message on the 30th anniversary of the country's admission to the United Nations.
“Exactly thirty years ago, the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina was admitted to the United Nations. Thirty years later, unfortunately, it is still not what we fought for. We did not fight for cantons, entities, entity voting, such houses of peoples, which are nothing but blockade mechanisms in the hands of Zagreb and Belgrade branches, through which they seize most of the sovereignty of the state of Bosnia and Herzegovina,” Komsic wrote on his Facebook page.
According to him, the fight was fought for a civic Bosnia and Herzegovina, where every citizen would have equal rights.
“From a time distance of thirty years, it is noticeable that all the compromises, which were expressed through the abovementioned mechanisms, proved to be a failure,” he emphasised, adding that giving in and pleasing “those who submit political bills to Belgrade and Zagreb,” made their demands grew bigger and bigger, which “turned into demands for dissolution, demands for the formation of parallel institutions, demands for ethnic territorial reorganisation.”
In recent years, these demands have finally been resolutely resisted, Komsic said, stressing that the secessionists and separatists did not achieve their goals, “although they had the support of suspicious people who like to pretend to be our international friends.”
There was a goal, according to him, to kill both the technical capability and the hope that this country could one day become a normal civic state.
“Bosnia and Herzegovina will be a civic state, sooner or later. That is why it is worth fighting and not being a coward, who agrees to everything that is put on their desk and agrees to sign anything at the first threat or at a glance of a third-class international official,” said Komsic.