Dodik: BiH won't join NATO, will cooporate as Serbia does

There is no path for BiH to NATO, Serbian presidency member Milorad Dodik reports, in response to speculation that he has given up Republika Srpska's military neutrality deal with Bakir Izetbegovic (SDA) and Dragan Covic (HDZ).

13 Avgust 2019 20:05

BANJALUKA - There is no path for BiH to NATO, Serbian presidency member Milorad Dodik reports, in response to speculation that he has given up Republika Srpska's military neutrality deal with Bakir Izetbegovic (SDA) and Dragan Covic (HDZ).

The Annual National Reform Plan (ANP), which is a step towards BiH's integration into NATO, will not be sent to Brussels, as Republika Srpska opposes BiH's entry into that military alliance and does not want a level of co-operation that is greater than what Serbia currently has, Dodik said for Tanjug.

"There is no path to NATO. We are tied to Serbia in this regard. If Serbia enters NATO in a hundred years and we will. If Serbia does not join NATO in 300 years, neither will we, as long as I and my political option manage the issue, " Dodik stressed in an interview with Tanjug.

He thus responds to criticism of the opposition in RS that by signing the Agreement on the Principles for the Formation of the Council of Ministers with Izetbegovic and Covic he abandoned Republika Srpska's military neutrality policy and ceded to the Federation of BiH, but also to public speculation about whether the ANP would be sent to NATO headquarters in Brussels.

Photo Tanjug/S.Radovanovic


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