We have demonstrated that the Republic of Srpska is institutionally functioning and that it is ready to defend its Constitution

13.09.2023 - 12:45

“After the meeting, it is clear to everyone that the Republic of Srpska is institutionally functioning”, said the President of the National Assembly Dr Nenad Stevandic, after the meeting called by the President of the Republic of Srpska.

Besides the President of the National Assembly, the meeting in the Palace of the Republic also attended: PM Radovan Viskovic, Serbian member of BiH Presidency Zeljka Cvijanovic, ministers in the Republic of Srpska Government, vice president of the Republic of Srpska from the Croatian people Davor Pranjic, head of the Council of Peoples of the Republic of Srpska Srebrenka Golic.

The meeting was also attended by the deputy head of the BiH Council of Ministers Stasa Kosarac, Minister of Finance in the Council of Ministers Srdjan Amidzic, deputy head of the House of Peoples of the Parliamentary Assembly BiH Nikola Spiric, vice presidents of the National Assembly Anja Ljubojevic and Petko Rankic, and representatives of other institutions.

“The meeting has been held at the crucial moment. There is no instability factor inside the Republic of Srpska, those who prepare for it, suffered a great defeat”, said Stevandic.

He stressed that everything illegal can not make legal acts.

“And this is the case with Christian Smidth, even if we want, we could not talk with such people, because of our self-respect”, added the President of the National Assembly after the meeting.

The President of the Republic of Srpska Milorad Dodik said that the authorities from the Republic of Srpska agreed that Srpska is capable and ready to defend its Constitution, territorial integrity, and sovereignty.

“We reject the indictments against the President of the Republic and others as politically fabricated. The Court and the Prosecutor's Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina are not a constitutional category, but imposed by a high representative and their objective work cannot be counted on," said Dodik at a press conference after a meeting with representatives of the institutions of the Republic of Srpska and Serbian representatives in joint institutions of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

He stressed that all laws imposed by the high representative should be put on the agenda and try to get to a new agreement and that Srpska would not give up on the Dayton Peace Agreement.  

The Constitutional Court, says Dodik, has been politically functioning when the property is in question, and we reject such decisions.

 He said that if Christian Schmith imposes a Law on property, a session of the National Assembly will be held and the independent status of the Republic of Srpska will be declared immediately after that.

"We agree that it is unhelpful, politically damaging, and unnecessary to hold meetings with staff from the UK and US embassies, which includes the ambassadors, as well as Schmidt and OHR staff," Dodik said.