Džaferović: I expect a more serious reaction from the international community

Džaferović: I expect a more serious reaction from the international community

SARAJEVO, October 18 (FENA) – Member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina Šefik Džaferović said today after a session of the state presidency that he expects a more serious and strong reaction of the international community to the behavior of the BiH Presidency member Milorad Dodik.

He pointed out that it is contrary to logic that Dodik comes to the sessions and votes against every item on the agenda, all while claiming that he does not block the work of the state institutions.

Džaferović emphasized that a significant change took place at today’s session because Dodik agreed that some items should not be on the agenda, including appointments, financial arrangements and an item concerning the agreement between the Islamic Community in BiH and the state.

“We agreed to consider this item at the next session. This is a significant novelty in Dodik’s behavior,” Džaferović pointed out.

He claims that the Presidency, the Council of Ministers and the Parliamentary Assembly of BiH must function and that all those who are obliged to help in that, must react, thinking of the international community.

He emphasized that he had contacts with representatives of the international community, who claim that the blockade is unacceptable. However, Džaferović emphasizes that this is not enough.

“If Dodik continues with such a practice, especially with the announcements about the so-called bringing back the competencies to the RS, a more serious and stronger reaction of the international community will have to come, which has a mandate to help BiH in such situations,” he said.

He also added that the institutions have obligations to provide answers in such situations, especially the judiciary, which has to do its job.

The BiH Presidency member Milorad Dodik this morning brought an accordionist who playing music for him in his office in the BiH Presidency building in Sarajevo today, and Džaferović described it as inappropriate behavior, adding that it speaks more about Dodik himself and not about the state and its people.