Bosnia to refuse Kosovo passports
BANJA LUKA -- Citizens bearing Kosovo passports will be denied entry to Bosnia-Herzegovina, says the Bosnian Foreign Minister.
Sven Alkalaj told Sarajevo journalists that the Bosnian Foreign Ministry had sent these instructions to all the country’s consulates and embassies.
“We’ve instructed our representatives not to accept these passports, nor to issue visas, but to proceed with the practice we’ve been applying thus far, which is to accept passports issued by UNMIK,” said Alkalaj.
The decision as to whether to accept the new Kosovo travel documents can only be taken by the Bosnia-Herzegovina Presidency.
"That is a foreign policy issue and depends on the final say of the Bosnian Presidency, which, I’m sure, will look into the matter. Until then, we cannot change the current regime,” Alkalaj explained.
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