President Čubrilović Attends Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic Meeting with Top Officials and the Presidents of Serbian Parliamentary Parties in Belgrade: SDA Declaration Unconstitutional and anti-Dayton

21.09.2019 - 15:15

The President of the National Assembly Nedeljko Čubrilović attended a meeting of Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic in Belgrade today with top officials of the Republic of Srpska and presidents of The Republic of Srpska parliamentary parties, at which the SDA program declaration was rejected because it was "anti-Serb, unconstitutional and anti-Dayton ".

The meeting was attended by BiH Presidency Member from The Republic of Srpska Milorad Dodik, The Republic of Srpska President Zeljka Cvijanovic, The Republic of Srpska Prime Minister Radovan Viskovic, and Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic, Serbian Defense Minister Aleksandar Vulin and Secretary General of the Serbian President Nikola Selakovic.

BiH Presidency Member from Srpska Milorad Dodik said at a meeting in Belgrade that he had rejected the SDA declaration as anti-Serb,  and anti-constitutional and threatens  a sense of stability.

"The Republic of Srpska is a priority for us," Dodik said at a news conference in Belgrade after the meeting.

Dodik said representatives of the Republic of Srpska political parties were unanimous in condemning the declaration and said they should go to the National Assembly of the Republic of Srpska and suggest that any decision seeks the activation of the right to secession of Srpska.
He said that the Republic of Srpska has potential and that it is seeking help from Serbia in everything.

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said after the meeting that Serbia was obliged to maintain the order established by the Dayton Peace Agreement and called on all political actors in BiH to calm tensions.
Vucic urged representatives from The Republic of Srpska not to act too hastily in the interests of both Srpska and BiH.

Vucic added that representatives from The Republic of Srpska are in agreement regarding the survival of The Republic of Srpska and have a very negative attitude towards the SDA declaration.
He recalled that the Dayton Agreement could be changed by the will of all three nations, not one, and added that problems must be addressed through dialogue.
Vucic said Serbia's policy would be talk, dialogue, patience.

The meeting came after the SDA recently adopted a declaration stating that its primary and long-term goal is to adopt a constitution defining BiH as a democratic, regionalized, rule of law and social state called "Republic of BiH", with three levels of government - state , regional and local. The declaration also envisages the establishment of a "Bosnian language"