Vice President of the Bosnian and Herzegovinian Entity of RS, Ramiz Salkić, visited the Foundation

17 June, 2021

The Vice President of the B-H entity Republika Srpska (RS) , Ramiz Salkić, visited the Alija Izetbegović Foundation in Sarajevo today.

On behalf of the Foundation, Mr. Salkić was welcomed by members of the Foundation’s Board Sabina Berberović and Faris Nanić, as well as the Secretary General of the Foundation, Muhamed Mulahmetović.

The members of the Board expressed their honor to have the opportunity to host Mr. Salkić in the premises of the Foundation, emphasizing the exceptional importance of the extensive and dedicated work of Mr. Salkić on the protection and promotion of the rights of Bosniaks in the B-H entity of RS, and introduced him to the mission and vision of the Foundation. The Secretary General of the Foundation, Muhamed Mulahmetović, presented the implemented and planned activities of the Foundation, and stressed the importance of working with children and youth to advance their knowledge of their own history and culture, as well as the intellectual and political legacy of the first President of the Presidency, Alija Izetbegović.

“Today, the positive values ​​of the policy led by Alija Izetbegović and the entire political and military leadership of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina are insufficiently affirmed in B&H. One of these values ​​is that despite the aggression on our country by our eastern and western neighbors, and the internal rebellion of their compatriots against the Government of the Republic of B&H, the Dayton Peace Agreement was signed according to which Bosnia and Herzegovina maintained its legal and territorial continuity as a UN member following the admission to the UN on May 22, 1992, ” Salkic said.

He added that it was important to point out that despite serious crimes against the citizens of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina and genocide against Bosnian Muslim Bosniaks, the political and military leadership of the Republic of B&H did not resort to revenge and did not commit serious and organized war crimes.

“The proof of that are the resolutions of the Security Council and the judgments of the International Court in the Hague. The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia has ruled that the military and political leadership of the insurgent Bosnian Serbs and Croats have been convicted of a joint criminal enterprise and serious war crimes. “The political and military leadership of the Bosnian Serbs, as well as the army and parts of the police units collectively, have been convicted of genocide against Bosnian Muslim Bosniaks,” Salkic said.

“During 1992 and later, the Security Council repeatedly called on the former Yugoslavia to stop the armed aggression against the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina. These proven and adjudicated facts best reflect the policy of Alija Izetbegović as the President of the Presidency of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Supreme Commander of the Army of the Republic of B&H. This kind of policy enabled all of us today to travel around the world with our heads held high and our reputation untarnished, without fear or shame, to say who we are and what we are, “Salkić pointed out.

In this regard, Salkić expressed full support for the activities of the Foundation, and supported its future work with young people throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina.