RS supports Serbia over Kosovo

Republic of Srpska (RS) Prime Minister Milorad Dodik said on Tuesday that Banja Luka supports the Serbian parliament’s new resolution on Kosovo.

After his meeting with the leaders of RS political parties, Dodik told reporters that the Bosnian Serb entity will continue to back Serbia in its policy on Kosovo.

Dodik announced the formation of an international team of legal experts who would analyze and give an opinion on the ICJ decision.

The ICJ announced its opinion on July 22, stating that Kosovo’s unilateral declaration of independence did not violate international law since there were no provisions prohibiting such proclamations, but did not declare itself of the right to secession.

Explaining the reasons for the meeting with party leaders, Dodik noted that the ICJ decision was important for everyone as it did not refer only to Kosovo.

“We have decided to keep watching Serbia’s moves on the issue, keeping in mind the special ties that RS and Serbia have, as well as our right to take a political stand regarding important issues in the region,” said Dodik.

He reaffirmed that the Serb republic would not allow Bosnia-Herzegovina to recognize Kosovo.

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