Bosnian Presidency members to be "perfectly safe"

Members of the Presidency of Bosnia-Herzegovina are welcome to Serbia and will be perfectly safe, Serbian Interior Minister Nebojsa Stefanovic has said.

Source: Tanjug

Members of the tripartite Presidency "will be absolutely safe from the moment they enter Serbia until they leave the country," Stefanovic said at a meeting of the Parliamentary Committee on Defense and Internal Affairs late on Wednesday, adding this is the responsibility of the police.

"We fully guarantee their safety and that they will not experience anything similar to what happened to Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic at the commemoration in Potocari," Stefanovic stressed.

All three members of the Presidency, Mladen Ivanic, Dragan Covic and Bakir Izetbegovic, have accepted the invitation of Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic to visit Serbia.

This was confirmed for the Federal News Agency Fena in the Presidency where officials said that the visit should take place on July 22.

According to the information available to Tanjug, the meeting should take place in the Karadjordjevo resort, northwest of Belgrade.

Stefanovic also said on Wednesday that "Serbia has no information whether anyone has been arrested for assaulting Vucic" in Potocari.

"For now, we do not have any information, nor has Serbia been informed whether anyone has been arrested," Stefanovic said, adding that the July 11 attack was committed by "a great number of individuals."

The minister told the Committee that he has received assurances that identification of perpetrators is being conducted, as well as other actions that would lead to their arrest.

"We hope and want to believe that the state authorities of Bosnia-Herzegovina will act the same as Serbia would. Serbia would never allow anything happen to any of its guests, let alone attempted lynch and murder," Stefanovic stressed.


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