Ljajić to resign as action team coordinator

Rasim Ljajić has announced that he will resign as one of the coordinators of the action team set up to cooperate with the Hague Tribunal.

Ljajić, who is also labor minister and president of the Council for Cooperation with the Hague Tribunal, said he will submit his resignation to Prime Minister Mirko Cvetković on Tuesday.

He will however remain at the helm of the council.

“I resign in the most successful year in terms of cooperation with the Hague simply because I said at the beginning of this year that I expect (Ratko) Mladić to be in The Hague,” Ljajić told reporters in Belgrade on Monday.

According to him, the resignation is an act of personal responsibility and not a reaction to what was done in order to locate and extradite Mladić, since, as he pointed out, everything that was possible has been undertaken and never before has such great effort been put into the matter.

Stressing that this is the right track to follow, Ljajić underlined that he is sure that the effort of the state organs in charge will bring positive results.

The minister explained that he will continue to work in the Council for Cooperation and that he will keep informing the public, but not on the operative activities concerning the remaining two Hague indictees, Mladić and Goran Hadžić.

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