01 September 2006

PM of Replubika of Sprska: International Standards Should Be Uniformly Applied

International law and principles must be consistently implemented in entire region
Belgrade, Aug 31, 2006 – Serbian Prime Minister Vojislav Kostunica talked today with Prime Minister of Republika Srpska Milorad Dodik.
From left: Nebojsa Radmanovic, Velimir Ilic, Milorad Dodik, Vojislav Kostunica and Milan JelicThe Serbian Prime Minister and the Prime Minister of Republika Srpska sharply criticised the statement by Marti Ahtisaari that “Serbs are guilty as a nation”.It is impermissible that an international mediator whose role is to lead talks with impartiality and equally represent interests of two sides discriminates against the entire Serb nation, stressed the prime ministers.Kostunica and Dodik jointly stated that keeping in mind the fact that the special envoy in talks on Kosovo-Metohija represents the UN it is necessary that Marti Ahtisaari holds to the principles and values which are established by the Charter of the UN.Dodik expressed full support for the Serbian negotiating team in its efforts to secure a compromise and just solution for the future status of the southern Serbian province.Dodik particularly stressed that the same principles and same rules of international law must be consistently implemented in the entire region.The two prime ministers expressed great satisfaction with the development of bilateral economic relations, and agreement was reached that on September 26 a large business conference is held in Banja Luka, to be attended by members of both governments and a large number of entrepreneurs from Republika Srpska and Serbia.Changes in the agreement on special parallel relations between Serbia and Republika Srpksa were examined, and it was said that this agreement will be signed as soon as possible.The talks were also attended by Serbian ministers Velimir Ilic and Predrag Bubalo, and ministers of Republika Srpska, Nebojsa Radmanovic and Milan Jelic.