Vucic invites Dodik to consultations

BELGRADE - Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic will talk with President of Republika Srpska (RS) Milorad Dodik in Belgrade on Monday about the statement by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

On Sunday, Dodik addressed a letter to Vucic, voicing concern and asking for a meeting over the Turkish prime minister's statement.

As published in the edition for Bosnia-Herzegovina of the Zagreb-based daily Vecernji List, Erdogan said at an election rally that anyone who “touched Bosniaks” in any way would have “100 million Turks against” them.

Prime Minister Vucic thinks that any statement that jeopardizes a fragile stability in the region is no good, and expects the European Union, primarily Germany, to help strengthen peace and security in the region, the government's press office said.

Serbia has been and will remain committed to peace and stability, but it will not let others destroy everything what the states and peoples of the Western Balkans have been building in the last decade, the release notes.

On Monday, Vucic will also receive Turkish Ambassador in Belgrade Mehmet Kemal Bozay, who asked for the meeting after certain media in BiH published the Turkish prime minister's contentious statement.

Bozay told Tanjug on Sunday that the media reports are false, and that the prime minister had not given such a statement.

Foto screenshot Tanjug video

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