Member of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s (BiH’s) Presidency Sefik Dzaferovic stated on Friday that the statement of French President Emmanuel Macron, that BiH is ‘a ticking time bomb’, is completely unfounded and inaccurate.
According to Dzaferovic, since 2016, no departure to the Syrian battlefield has been recorded from BiH.
Dzaferovic explained that according to agencies there are slightly less than 100 BiH citizens are at the Syrian battlefield, where half of them are women.
He emphasized that BiH has taken measures, prescribed punishment for this type of activity and is successfully dealing with the issue.
“Therefore, that cannot be the reason why BiH would be called a ‘ticking time bomb’. The main problem that BiH has, and I believe President Macron knows it too, are those who want additional territorial, ethnic divisions in BiH and those that simply block the functioning of BiH institutions,” Dzaferovic said.