Tuesday, February 19, 2008


SARAJEVO, Bosnia (February 19,2008) – A member of the Bosnian Presidency Haris Silajdzic stated that Kosovo independence is not a matter of Bosnia and that the Bosnian state institutions will not allow any interference into Bosnia's internal matters.

"The Bosnian state institutions are obliged to protect peace and security of all Bosnian citizens in case of an attempt to transfer tensions onto our country. This is especially related to returnee population which is in the center of domestic authorized institutions and international factor," Silajdzic said.

"Bosnia is sovereign, independent and internationally recognized state. This is a fact that Kosovo change of status cannot change in any way, or any other circumstances in the region for that matter," Silajdzic said.

"In the relations with Bosnia we expect from Serbia to act according to principles of mutual recognition and recognition of international law including the commitments Serbia took over with the verdict of International Court of Justice on February 26 2007”, Silajdzic stated.

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