Leaders of the SNSD Milorad Dodik, HDZ Dragan Covic and SDA Bakir Izetbegovic held a meeting about the establishment of State-level authorities on Wednesday and agreed that a chairperson to the Council of Ministers should be appointed within a week or so and the Council formed until the end of the month.
Dodik and Izetbegovic stated the parties were going to define a principle that could please everyone.
After the meeting, Dodik told the press the Council chairperson should be a Serb.
According to him, the existing consensus regarding the path to the EU is not disputable, as neither is the consensus regarding the coordination mechanism.
Dodik, who is Chairman of the BiH Presidency, pointed out that conditioning the formation of the Council of Ministers with adoption of the NATO Membership Action Plan /MAP/ was not rational, and added that the issue would not go away only because Republika Srpska believed things should be different.
SDA leader Bakir Izetbegovic said no agreement was reached to activate MAP.
“Republika Srpska definitely has a political right and political stance regarding MAP; it only has to make it effective through State-level institutions. We passed the laws which are unambiguous; we adopted MAP and MAP activation-related strategies, annual plans and the like,” said Izetbegovic.