Ministarstvo vanjskih i europskih poslova

Croatia expects High Rep to correct mistakes harmful to Bosnia Croats

Croatian Foreign Minister Gordan Grlić Radman said on Thursday he expected High Representative Christian Schmidt to correct the mistakes of his predecessors in Bosnia and Herzegovina who, he added, jeaopardised the position of Croats and made it possible to outvote them in elections.
"We are confident the High Representative, by his decision, will redress the clear injustice towards Croats in BiH and thereby finally set BiH on the road to Euro-Atlantic integration," he said in Vitez, BiH, where he attended a meeting of the Croat HDZ BiH party.
Croatia expects Schmidt to enable the three constituent peoples in BiH to have the position as guaranteed by the Dayton peace agreement, Grlić Radman said, adding that the position was changed in 2000 and 2002 by intervening in the election law and the consttutions of BiH's two entities.
"That's not a change, actually, but correcting the mistakes made by the High Representative's predecessors. We hope the reforms will benefit BiH as a whole. Everyone gains, mostly BiH, if the equality of the constituent peoples is respected in line with the Dayton-Paris peace agreement," the minister said.

Text: Hina/MFEA

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