Prime Minister of Montenegro Dritan Abazovic will attend the commemoration of the 27th anniversary of the genocide in Srebrenica and the funeral of 50 identified victims from July 1995.
The delegation will also include Justice Minister Marko Kovac, Deputy Prime Minister for Foreign Policy, European Integration and Regional Cooperation and Minister of European Affairs Jovana Marovic, and Minister of Public Administration MarasDukaj.
The delegation also includes the Deputy General Secretary of the Government, Lir Harasani, Head of the Cabinet of the Prime Minister Ana Rasovic, Advisor to the Prime Minister for Digital Media Radivoje Koprivica and Advisor to the Prime Minister for Media Milos Perisic.
The platform states that on June 13th, Abazovic received the Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) to Montenegro, Branimir Jukic, and the delegation of the Organizing Committee, led by the Deputy Mayor of the Municipality of Srebrenica and the Chairman of the Organizing Committee, Hamdija Fejzic.
On this occasion, Abazovic accepted the invitation of the Organizing Committee for the Prime Minister of Montenegro to attend the commemoration and funeral in Potocari again this year, on July 11th.
“Prime Minister Abazovic, on behalf of the Government of Montenegro, will honor the victims and, in the spirit of reconciliation, point out the unequivocal position of the Government of Montenegro condemning the genocide in Srebrenica and all other war crimes committed on the territory of the former Yugoslavia. The participation of our delegation once again confirms the determination of Montenegro to, through the support and defense of democratic civilizational values, give its full contribution to the preservation of peace, reconciliation and not allow a similar crime to be repeated anywhere in the world in the future,” the platform states.
In July 2009, Montenegro adopted the Declaration on acceptance of the Resolution of the European Parliament (EP) on Srebrenica, as one of the first countries to do so, after the said Resolution was adopted by the European Parliament.
“The resolution on the genocide in Srebrenica was adopted by the Parliament of Montenegro on June 17th, 2021, in which it “confirms that the genocide took place on the soil of Europe after the Second World War, in which over 8.000 civilians of Bosniak nationality perished.” The resolution, among other things, ” condemns attempts to attribute responsibility or guilt to Serbs, Bosniaks, Croats or any other people for genocide, crimes against humanity or other crimes, because responsibility can be exclusively individual, and no people can be labeled as genocidal or criminal,” it was pointed out in the platform for Abazovic‘s participation in the commemoration of the 27th anniversary of the genocide in Srebrenica.