Republika Srpska (RS) President Milorad Dodik sent a letter to the BiH Presidency member Mladen Ivanić, expressing his strong opposition to the manner in which the BiH Foreign Policy Strategy for the period 2018-2023 was adopted. Dodik in the letter stated that Ivanić should not have adopted the document without prior public debate in the relevant institutions of the RS, which degraded the international capacity of the region guaranteed by the Dayton Peace Agreement. According to Dodik, Ivanić ignored and overlooked the institutions of the RS by voting for a harmful document because, allegedly, he did not find it appropriate to inform anyone in the RS about its adoption. Dodik further highlighted that by voting for the mentioned Strategy, the Resolution of the National Assembly of the RS on military neutrality has been tried, by accepting the provisions on NATO integrations of BiH. Dodik reminded that, in order for an organ to approach the drafting of the strategy, it is necessary to first establish the goals of BiH’s foreign policy. Dodik concluded claiming that the foreign policy goals of the RS and the FBiH are not harmonized, and the development of a strategy without a clear goal is complete nonsense.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Parliamentary Assembly of BiH, Mladen Bosić, claimed