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Komsic will be the Chairman of the Presidency of BiH as of Tomorrow

Tomorrow, in the next eight months, Zeljko Komsic, a member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, will take over the duty of the Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, according to the principle of rotation.

The rotation took place on the basis of Article V paragraph (2) b. Of the Constitution of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and in connection with Article 5, paragraph (2) of the Rules of Procedure of the Presidency of BiH ("Official Gazette of Bosnia and Herzegovina", No. 10/13, 32/13 and 22/14), reminded by the Presidency of BiH.

Member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina Zeljko Komsic says that there will be a lot of work and that it will be necessary to convene regular sessions.

In a recent interview with Fena news agency, he stressed the need to organize sessions of the BiH Presidency that will not be extraordinary or telephone important for the functioning of the state, but during the past eight months when Milorad Dodik was acting chairman, this was not the case.

It seems to Komsic that everything else was more important to Dodik than the job he was elected to and where he formally and legally receives his salary, which is why his first priority will be to maintain a regular rhythm of sessions where important issues will be discussed.

Speaking about the expectations in the coming period, he also mentioned the issue of a new wave of pandemics, which experts are announcing, and although the Presidency is not in charge of health, coordination with the Presidency is often sought in international contacts.

When it comes to foreign policy, Komsic reminds that the United Nations General Assembly will be held soon, and with the arrival of the new High Representative Christian Schmidt, an increase in international contacts is expected.

Komsic says that the trilateral between BiH, Serbia and Turkey is functioning only because it was slowed down by the pandemic, but the one with Croatia is frozen because of the well-known views of official Zagreb, which refuses to communicate with the BiH Presidency, while Komsic is one of three members.

For Komsic, such a policy of official Zagreb is meaningless and does not bring anything good to anyone, and he believes that it would be good if their attitude changed, since there is a need for meetings at the bilateral and multilateral level.

In an interview with Fena, Komsic, among other things, referred to the issue of obtaining candidate status for membership in the European Union, saying that he was not optimistic that it would happen by the end of the year, especially because BiH did not meet some of the key conditions of the European Commission.

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