Vucic, Ljajic: Bosniaks, Serbs should build future together

NOVI PAZAR – Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) leader Aleksandar Vucic has said in the southwestern Serbian city of Novi Pazar that Serbia does not need inter-ethnic conflicts and tension and that religious affiliation should never be a reason to draw differences between people as people should be evaluated by how honest, hardworking and successful they are.

“It is easy to bring about national conflicts and tension, but we Bosniaks and Serbs, and everybody else, we do not need that,” Vucic said at a closing pre-election rally staged by the coalition gathered around the SNS, which includes the Social Democratic Party of Serbia (SDPS) led by Rasim Ljajic.

“I know this as I have made such mistakes in the past,” Vucic said in Novi Pazar, where Bosniaks make up 80 percent of the population.

Vucic said he is aware that many politicians have visited Novi Pazar to collect votes only to forget all about the city after that, and he promised the people of Novi Pazar that their city will be on the path of progress after the elections.

He said that the Serbian government cannot allow to see 60 percent of the young population in Novi Pazar remaining jobless, adding that the United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, with whom he has already discussed investments in a hospital, small plants and a factory in Novi Pazar, will arrive on a visit to Serbia on Friday.

SDPS leader Rasim Ljajic said that the March 16 early elections are a plebiscite in which Serbs and Bosniaks should vote for their list, aware that they should not live in the past, but rather build a future together.

He said he is confident that the SNS will be the pillar of the future government, and...

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