BiH will send protest notes to the countries that voted against the resolution on Srebrenica in the UN

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of BiH, Elmedin Konakovic, said that BiH will send protest notes tomorrow to all the countries that voted today in the UN General Assembly in New York against the resolution declaring July 11 as the International Day of Remembrance of the Genocide in Srebrenica from 1995 and the denial of genocide and the glorification of war criminals are condemned.

The resolution was adopted with 84 votes "for", 19 "against" and 68 abstentions. The UN has 193 member states.

Konakovic assessed that attempts are being made to minimize the number of countries that voted "for", but emphasized that only 19 countries voted "against", adding: "It was important for us that the result was positive. The ratio is 4:1 in favor of those who are on the side of truth," he noted.

- We believe that those who voted against are on the side of the perpetrators of war criminals and that they do not respect the judgments of international courts. It is our human obligation, said Konakovic, Sarajevo media reports.

- We are expected to have a single position in BiH with those for whom the resolution is brought, says the minister, adding that the vote for the resolution "is not a victory or a competition, but a struggle to position the truth as it deserves".

- It is very important to us that today we did not hear anyone speak against the facts except for (President of Serbia, Aleksandar) Vucic and that "it is important that the whole region, except Serbia, was on the right side, Konaković pointed out.

He assessed that Vucic was "aggressive" and that he "managed to minimize the great world powers", which, according to him, will have consequences for which Vucic will have to answer first of all to the public in Serbia.

Konakovic called on the "neighbors to calm their passions" and to "return to the daily problems that our countries have. We must all continue on the path to the EU together."

- We know that numerous countries in the region were under pressure, but they showed courage. We will never forget that, emphasized the head of diplomacy.

Konakovic called the statement of the President of Republika Srpska, Milorad Dodik, about "peaceful separation" in BiH meaningless and added that "our institutions will effectively respond to all those who will work on destabilization".

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