RS against recognition of Kosovo

Serbia remains firmly committed to the position that the Dayton Peace Agreement is a basis for the state architecture of Bosnia-Herzegovina.

(kosovocompromisestuff) Thursday, July 11, 2013

Bosnia's Serb entity, the Serb Republic (RS), meanwhile, "is resolved to continue preventing Sarajevo from recognizing the unilaterally declared independence of Kosovo RS President Milorad Dodik underscored on Wednesday.Dodik said that RS offers unwavering support to Serbia's state policy when it comes to the issue of Kosovo, which means, among other things, that Banja Luka will never recognize Kosovo's independence. "As regards Kosovo's independence, RS sticks to the position of non-recognition, and we will not grant our consent for that in Bosnia. The integrity and sovereignty of Serbia has been challenged by that unilateral declaration," Dodik said, adding that RS could not recognize the self-declared independence of Kosovo, "taking into account the internal constitution of Bosnia". The RS president noted that Banja Luka has nothing against Serbia holding joint sittings with the Federation of Bosnia or the Council of Ministers, as that is a part of the policy aimed at normalizing relations in the region. Dodik said that joint sittings of the two governments are a good frame for improving relations between Serbia and RS even further, adding that they should be held twice a year.