In an effort to secure support for his veto on a BiH Presidency decision to grant the agrément to the new German ambassador, Presidency member, Milorad Dodik, told lawmakers in the country’s Republika Srpska (RS) entity that Bosnia is “an example of how the Christian and Muslim communities cannot find coexistence."
“We have to design and organize our priorities sensibly and well, we have to give up BiH, which is not constitutional and agreed upon among its three constituent peoples. Today's BiH was imposed. Bosnia and Herzegovina, as it was created by foreigners, must disappear. The appearance of success is a propaganda trick. It is a fake situation where there are endless negotiations, without even the slightest result being achieved within Bosnia and Herzegovina,” Dodik told members of the RS National Assembly.
“They ask us to betray our values and give up our rights and remain silent. We live in chronic instability, which is the result of the history of this area, but also of the interventionism of certain foreigners. We suffer even today, but we will recognise the moment to change the matter. Bosnia and Herzegovina is big trouble and regression for all of us, unreliable, devoid of any vision and future. Its existence is inexplicable. There is no justification for Bosnia and Herzegovina except for harsh foreign pressure and force,” he said.
Dodik, who is also the leader of the ruling party in the Serb-majority entity in BiH, said that the RS must “develop mechanisms” to avoid disappearing.
“The existence of Bosnia and Herzegovina ignores the fact that in today's world the Christian and Muslim populations can not manage to live together in a balanced and harmonious way anywhere. Every attempt on the planet to manage these differences in the world has failed. There is no example of it succeeding. That is why Bosnia and Herzegovina remains trapped in constant failed attempts of imagination,” said Dodik.
He then strongly criticised a resolution Germany’s Bundestag recently adopted regarding BiH. Dodik argued that, because of this resolution, the RS must support him in his efforts to deny the agrément to the new German ambassador.
He also said that the RS National Assembly should reject the Bundestag resolution.
“The Federal Republic of Germany and its so-called friends like to say that BiH is a so-called sovereign state,” he said and lashed out again at the High Representative of the international community in BiH, Christian Schmidt. Dodik repeated that Schmidt’s decisions will not be respected in the RS.
“I do not dispute the power and strength of Germany, but this is not about that, it’s about us. I do not wish to go into history, which is so painful, and the damage and many consequences that the German factor brought to this region,” he said.