Chairman of BiH Presidency met with UN Secretary-General

On the eve of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UN), the Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Zeljko Komsic, met with the UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres.

During the talks, Chairman Komsic explained the position of the state of Bosnia and Herzegovina within the framework of Euro-Atlantic integration, citing the dynamics of reforms on the path of Bosnia and Herzegovina towards NATO and the European Union.

Komsic pointed out that “neighboring countries that were actively involved in the conflict during the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina, carrying out aggression against the internationally recognized Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, still, unfortunately, view Bosnia and Herzegovina as war loot.”

He stated that in Bosnia and Herzegovina, ie in the Republika Srpska (RS) entity, there is political opposition to the law banning genocide denial, and that a member of the BiH Presidency from the RS entity uses opposition to the law as a means and excuse for political blockades.

He stressed that some political elites in Bosnia and Herzegovina seek to promote ethnic exclusivity, which is discriminatory and contrary to international and democratic standards of equality of citizens, and called for stronger UN support for the protection of fundamental human rights.

During the talks, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres stressed that he was following political developments in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the region with special attention, as well as understanding the seriousness and complexity of the current political situation, emphasizing that the United Nations would remain committed to supporting Bosnia and Herzegovina, Fena news agency writes.

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