President: Serbia has duty to care about RS

BELGRADE -- Serbian President Tomislav Nikolić stated on Thursday that Serbia will make no moves that could destabilize Bosnia-Herzegovina.

(Beta, file)
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However, he noted in a message posted on his Twitter account, Serbia has an obligation under the Dayton Accord to care about the preservation of that country's Serb entity, the Serb Republic (Republika Srpska, RS).

“Serbia has no doubt that reconciliation must take place in the region. However, one must bear in mind that elections are to be held in Bosnia-Herzegovina soon and that in the election campaign politicians are presenting themselves as protectors of their people in relation to the other two . When cameras are turned off they cooperate excellently, and some of them are even close friends," Nikolić wrote, and added:

"I do not know why they do not transfer that friendship to the people as well.Serbia will not do anything to destabilize Bosnia-Herzegovina, but it cannot help much, it has an obligation to care about the preservation of the Republika Srpska as stipulated by the Dayton Accord."