PM: Genocide lawsuit revision request is irresponsible

The submission of Bosnia-Herzegovina’s application to the ICJ to review the ruling on the country's genocide lawsuit against Serbia is "irresponsible."

Source: Tanjug
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(Tanjug, file)
(Tanjug, file)

This is what Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said on Friday, in conversation with US Ambassador Kyle Scott.

According to Vucic, "this irresponsible move has created a very bad atmosphere - above all in Bosnia-Herzegovina."

He added that "relations between Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina are moved back in the past while the stability of the entire region is shaken," the Serbian government said in a statement quoted by Tanjug, and added:

"Serbia will always respect the integrity of Bosnia-Herzegovina and will advocate for the preservation of peace and stability, but will never allow endangering the state and national interests of Serbia."

According to the statement, Vucic and Scott today discussed "bilateral relations, the situation in the region and Serbia's European integration, as well as other topics of mutual interest."

They "reviewed the situation in the region and stressed the importance of promoting peace, stability and better mutual relations in the Western Balkans, as well as joint opportunities for accelerating economic growth, expansion of trade and job creation."

Vucic "pointed out that his proposal on the establishment of the Customs Union in the Western Balkans is one of the ways to achieve economic prosperity of the entire region."

Scott "expressed continued US support for Serbia in the EU accession process and the efforts of the government in fulfilling the membership criteria."

The two officials noted that there was good cooperation between Serbia and the United States in the fight against terrorism through the operation of the anti-ISIS coalition, the statement said, adding that Scott "conveyed the invitation of US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to the government of Serbia for the ministerial meeting devoted to this theme, planned for March in Washington."

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