The Prime Minister of Serbia, Aleksandar Vucic invited members of the B&H Presidency in an official visit to Belgrade, and all three members confirmed their arrival. The fact that the Prime Minister, not the president, invited collective heads of B&H in an official visit, is at the level of a diplomatic failure.
Respecting diplomatic practices is not a characteristic of the foreign policies of countries of the Southeastern Europe.
The fact that the Prime Minister of Serbia, Aleksandar Vucic, not the president of the Republic of Serbia, Tomislav Nikolic, invited members of the B&H Presidency in an official visit to Belgrade, is at the level of a diplomatic failure and is considered as an insult to the dignity of the officials.
In a letter to members of the B&H Presidency, Vucic said that he invites them to, “starting from the conviction that these two countries are firmly and permanently committed to strengthening of bilateral relations and that they solve all open questions in the direct dialogue and the spirit of neighborhood, and all that for the benefit of citizens of these two countries“.
However, the fact that it would be more logical, in terms of the cooperation, that Vucic invited the Chairman of the Council of Ministers of B&H, Denis Zvizdic, who actually acts as the Prime Minister of B&H. Zvizdic has much more authorities to contribute to the real cooperation of countries with Vucic. As a reminder, Ivanic, Covic and Izetbegovic are collectively responsible for leading a foreign policy of B&H.
However, all three members of the B&H Presidency are travelling to Belgrade next week.
It is interesting that Serbia is relating to the collective heads of B&H same as to the president of the entity Republic Srpska, Milorad Dodik, if we consider that Vucic treat at the same way the invitation for Dodik to an official visit to Belgrade. Vucic obviously does not make a distinction between Dodik, who is the president of only one administrative-territorial part of B&H and members of the B&H Presidency who represent the independent and sovereign state B&H.
On the other hand, BH politicians respect both Aleksandar Vucic and Tomislav Nikolic. Members of the B&H Presidency, not the Chairman of the Council of Ministers of B&H, Denis Zvizdic, sent invitations for the visit of Vucic and Nikolic to B&H.
The question is why our leaders consider Aleksandar Vucic and Tomislav Nikolic more important than themselves.