President Aleksandar Vucic said that the links between Serbia and the Republika Srpska (RS) entity of Bosnia-Herzegovina have never been stronger.
“The ties between Serbia and the RS have never been stronger and no one will ever be able to disrupt them”, Vucic said in an Instagram post after his meeting with Bosnia-Herzegovina Presidency Serb member Milorad Dodik in Belgrade. The meeting took place a day after Vucic met with the international community’s High Representative in Bosnia-Herzegovina Christian Schmidt and expressed disagreement with his latest decision which, Vucic said, does not contribute to stability in the region.
Vucic said they discussed “all important issues, understood the difficulty of the position the Serb people, and agreed to support the RS in both economic and all other areas”.
“Peace and stability in the region are the fundamental interest of Serbia and the RS as is the common stand on political issues important to the Western Balkans and Europe”, the post said.
Dodik is quoted as telling Vucic that he personally and the RS are under great pressure in Bosnia-Herzegovina with Vucic responding that he can’t accept sanctions for the RS leadership and would help the Serbs with respect for the integrity of the RS within Bosnia-Herzegovina. Vucic and Dodik agreed to hold a meeting of the new Serbian and RS governments in Banjaluka.