Tirana, 16 December 2021
The Council of Albanian Ambassadors follows with concern the escalation of political tensions in Bosnia and Herzegovina, fueled by the secessionist actions of the authorities of the Republika Srpska of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Recent decisions by the Republika Srpska Parliament to begin drafting relevant legislation to create parallel institutions for the army, courts and tax system, as well as drafting a new constitution, pave the way for the withdrawal of Serbs from central state institutions. They are against the obligations arising from the Dayton Accord and are intended to undermine the peace that it has created.
The conflicting rhetoric of the Bosnian Serb leadership and the disintegrating actions of their institutions are a prelude to the scenarios of the 1990s. These scripts were written by Belgrade and resulted in Srebrenica, Vukovar and Recak massacres.
The fact that the latest escalation in Bosnia and Herzegovina comes after the visit to Moscow of Bosnian Serb leader Dodik, as well as at a time of rising tensions on the border between Ukraine and Russia, is even more troubling.
The Council of Albanian Ambassadors calls on the international community, especially the EU, NATO and the US, to react decisively and in unison to the escalation of the secessionist actions of the Serb leaders of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The ethno-nationalist policies and disintegrating actions of the Republika Srpska of Bosnia and Herzegovina pose a serious threat to the stability of our entire region.
The Council of Albanian Ambassadors, once again draws attention to the fact that peace and stability in our region, as well as its Euro-Atlantic perspective, can be easily undermined by the silence of democratic countries in the face of the resurgence of Milosevic’s conflictual policies.
The Council of Albanian Ambassadors reiterates its call on the countries of the region to openly and unequivocally oppose any tendency to undermine the functionality and integrity of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Only in this way can we move forward on the path of progress and Euro-Atlantic integration of our region.