Dodik is seeking support in the region

The leaders of the Alliance of Independent Social Democrats (SNSD) continue a fierce political offensive, convincing the prime ministers in the region that their idea to cancel the consent for the formation of some of the most important institutions at the state level is in fact. , rescuing Bosnia and Herzegovina from disintegration.

During her stay in Washington, Republika Srpska President and SNSD Vice President Zeljka Cvijanovic met with members of the US Congress and Special Envoy for the Balkans Gabriel Escobar, the party’s chairman and Serbian member of the Presidency. of BiH, Milorad Dodik met with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor over the weekend. Orban and the Prime Minister of Slovenia, Janez Jansha.

It is interesting that the announcements on the topics of these meetings are short and do not say anything about the concrete issues that have been discussed, but also that we can talk about visits and private or semi-private conversations. Hungarian Prime Minister Orban arrived for lunch with Dodik almost illegally on Saturday and the meeting took place at a restaurant on the banks of the Vrbas River, so the Hungarian delegation, which included Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto, did not even see the government building. RS. in Banja Luka, where Dodik has his office.

From some usually formal sentences published after the meeting, nothing could be learned about the views expressed by the two delegations on the situation in BiH and the Western Balkans. However, as Orban met with the new High Representative in BiH, Christian Schmidt (whom Dodik, Russia and China do not recognize) two days before the meeting with Dodik, it is said that the Hungarian prime minister came as a negotiator between the two. with the task of resolving the vacuum created by the fact that Schmidt’s appointment was not confirmed by the UN Security Council.

The next day, Sunday, Dodik was in Slovenia, where he had dinner with the Prime Minister of that country, Janez Jansa. And again – after the meeting, there was no official announcement, but Jansha posted a photo on Twitter and a brief comment that he had a “meaningful conversation” with Dodik about the situation in BiH.

“Territorial integrity and respect for the existing constitutional order, taking into account the equal rights of all, are the basis for the coexistence of people in BiH and the resolution of current dilemmas. “The future lies in BiH’s full sovereignty and EU membership,” Jansa said.

If we take into account that Dodik recently met with Croatian President Zoran Milanovic and that meetings with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic are already routine, it can be concluded that Dodik is seeking support in the region for what is not available in state-level institutions. . . If Dodik intends to form parallel institutions, things in BiH become very dangerous.

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