dThe situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina is one of the topics that the United Nations Security Council will discuss tonight, it was announced on the official website of the United Nations.
The Security Council is expected to make a decision on the status of the EUFOR ALTHEA (multinational stabilization force led by the European Union) mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina and on the extension of its mandate for another year.
There is a fear that Russia will veto the extension of the EUFOR mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and NATO leaders have said that, in case the mission is not extended, they would strengthen their forces in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
However, the media reports that the members of the UN Security Council have reached an agreement in principle that the mandate of the EUFOR mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina will be extended, and they should vote on that resolution tonight, which emphasizes that the situation in the region of the former Yugoslavia continues to pose a threat to international peace and safety.
At the session of the UN Security Council, according to earlier practices, the HR of the international community in BiH addressed this body every six months, but last year Christian Schmidt was not allowed to do so due to the opposition of Russia and China, and it is assumed that he will not address the Council this time either.
The media announced that the BiH Minister of Foreign Affairs Bisera Turković requested to address the session, via video link, instead of BiH Ambassador to the UN Sven Alkalaj.
Ghana, which presides over the Security Council, scheduled this session on the second day of its presidency, and according to the session plan, the discussion on Bosnia and Herzegovina should begin at 20:00 CET.