ZAGREB, August 1, 2019 – Chairman of the presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina Željko Komšić on Thursday added fuel to the verbal war with Croatian officials, claiming that they were “meddling and lying”, reiterating once again that Croatia’s police officers were illegally entering Bosnia and Herzegovina’s territory.
Commenting on a statement by Prime Minister Andrej Plenković, who said that he was sorry about the “exaggerated reactions” by officials in Bosnia and Herzegovina and messages to President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, Komšić told the Klix web portal that statements like that did not interest him and that he expects Croatian authorities to, above all, ensure that their police officers withdraw from territory in Bosnia and Herzegovina who are allegedly entering the country to push back illegal migrants.
“That is unacceptable undermining of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s territorial integrity and sovereignty. Instead of asking for an apology due to the lies their officials have been caught in, they should order that armed police withdraw from the border area,” Komšić said.
“The tensions are just a reaction to the conduct of senior Croatian officials and their meddling in Bosnia and Herzegovina’s internal affairs. We call for resolving at the highest level all outstanding issues between two neighbouring and friendly countries,” Komšić said.
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