If Serbia is the Homeland of Sandzak Bosniaks, why don’t we hear Messages that BiH is the Homeland of Serbs from Republika Srpska

by Cristian Florescu

President Aleksandar Vucic likes to say that he is a factor of stability in the Balkans. When it comes to his relation to Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), he always gives ambiguous messages that he respects the territorial integrity of the state, but also the integrity of the Republika Srpska (RS) entity, which in the field, on various grounds ties with Serbia, write sarajevotimes.com

Have you ever heard that Aleksandar Vucic said during his visit to Banja Luka: “Serbs, Sarajevo is your capital, and BiH is your homeland that you should be proud of.” You certainly could not hear, but instead, he talked about how RS is something special for Serbia.

This is reflected in the special ties that try to humiliate BiH as a state, to present it as dysfunctional and unsustainable. Of course, Vucic says on every question about BiH that he supports territorial integrity, that he wants good cooperation, economic relations, he is happy to donate vaccines and the like. But, the restraint he makes towards the RS is an essence that emphasizes double standards.

At the same time, Vucic, in his country, in Sandzak, while addressing the Bosniak population, said that Serbia is their homeland. And there is nothing disputable here, just to apply the same approach in Banja Luka. Then he might be able to convince all of us that he is a factor of stability, that he is honest in his policy, and that he wants full cooperation between the two countries.

However, the messages in Sandzak can also be viewed in the context of the upcoming parliamentary elections in Serbia.

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