Serb leader says Joe Biden congratulated him on ‘non-holiday’ — RT World News

The US leader despatched greetings to Republika Srpska President Milorad Dodik on a Muslim vacation he doesn’t have a good time

US President Joe Biden congratulated Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik on a vacation his folks boycott. Arguing that solely Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Muslim inhabitants have a good time Statehood Day, Dodik accused Biden of making an attempt to humiliate his folks.

Talking at a press convention in Belgrade, Dodik accused Biden of stoking division inside Bosnia and Herzegovina by sending greetings to the nation forward of its Statehood Day on November 25. 

“I do not know what I’d name it and all the staff of the US embassy know that November 25 isn’t a vacation in Bosnia and Herzegovina,” he mentioned, in keeping with native media. 

Bosnia and Herzegovina, usually shortened to BiH, is made up of two entities: the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Republika Srpska. The previous is greater than two-thirds Bosnian Muslim, with Croats accounting for 20% of the inhabitants and Serbs a minority at 2.5%. The latter is greater than 82% Serbian.

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Energy within the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina is shared by a consultant of every ethnic group, whereas Dodik was elected President of Republika Srpska earlier this month. 

Addressed to the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s three leaders, Biden’s letter known as on them to “put apart their variations and work to construct a greater future.” The letter additionally urged them to clamp down on corruption and align themselves with “the Euro-Atlantic group of countries,” N1, a Balkan information company, reported.

Statehood Day marks the choice of the Bosnian Nationwide Anti-Fascist Council (ZAVNOBiH) in 1943 to declare BiH a future federal unit throughout the socialist Federation of Yugoslavia. It grew to become the nationwide vacation in trendy BiH as legal guidelines carried over from the previous federal state underneath the US-brokered Dayton Settlement, though Republika Srpska and Serbian leaders throughout the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina by no means acknowledged the date.

“27 years for the reason that finish of the [1992-1995] warfare is sufficient time for the American representatives in Bosnia and Herzegovina to be taught this and eventually inform their authorities and the service that offers with sending congratulations on behalf of the US president,” Dodik declared at Thursday’s press convention.

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