Bosnian ambassador says his country "won't recognize Kosovo"
Source: Tanjug, Večernje novosti
BELGRADE -- Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina still have a number of issues to resolve, such as borders and succession, says Ranko Škrbić.
Ranko Škrbić (Tanjug, file)
But Bosnia's newly-appointed ambassador to Serbia also noted that "overall relations between the two countries have never been better."
In an interview for the Belgrade daily Večernje Novosti, Škrbić said that at present, it is not possible to change and the Bosnia-Herzegovina Presidency is not considering changing the common position of both its entities - the Muslim-Croat Federation (FBiH) and the Serb Republic (RS) - not to recognize Kosovo.
He recalled that the Bosnia-Herzegovina Presidency was very clear when it said that the country will follow closely and honor that which Serbia considers acceptable when it comes to the Kosovo issue.
Škrbić is a former minister in the RS government and the first Serb diplomat appointed by Sarajevo to a position in Serbia.
Škrbić said that he will represent official views adopted by the tripartite presidency of Bosnia-Herzegovina.
“The special ties between Serbia and Banja Luka are no hindrance to the relations between Belgrade and Sarajevo and Bosnia interests. On the contrary, they can only contribute,” he said.
Škrbić believes that the regional reconciliation course is unstoppable and that Serbia, Montenegro, Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina are working on it in a constructive manner.
Škrbić said that it is not realistic to expect a revision of the Dayton Agreement, which ended the civil war in Bosnia-Herzegovina in November 1995, or border changes in the Balkans, stressing that a joint interest of the countries in the region is membership of the EU.
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