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Turković: BiH supports joint projects but only with respect of the Constitution


SARAJEVO, May 17 (FENA) - Bosnia and Herzegovina supports international and regional projects done in accordance with domestic law and international law. However, the authorities of the Republic of Serbia must know that by entering the project of building the hydropower plant "Buk Bijela" which does not have the consent of the state and which is in contradiction to the decisions of the Constitutional Court of BiH, they risk not only economic damage but also this does not contribute to good neighborly relations, said the Foreign Affairs Minister of BiH Bisera Turković on the occasion of the announced laying of the foundation stone for the hydropower plant "Buk Bijela" on the Drina River between the entity of RS and the Republic of Serbia.

"Bosnia and Herzegovina is ready for all investments and joint projects that are in the interest of the citizens of both countries, but only with respect for the constitution, laws and institutions of the state of Bosnia and Herzegovina," said Turković.

She called on the authorities of the Republic of Serbia to return cooperation within the framework of interstate relations and within the framework of declared positions on mutual respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity.

"The authorities of the RS entity have been refusing to implement the judgments of the Constitutional Court of BiH for a long time and have continued to dispose of state property, i.e. the potentials of the Drina River. I want to believe that Serbia does not support such unlawful activities and that it will not invest the money of its taxpayers in projects that violate the laws and decisions of the BiH Constitutional Court," Turković concluded.

(FENA) S. R.