The Serbian Member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina Milorad Dodik said today that he had proposed at an extraordinary session of the Presidency that Christian Schmidt be declared a persona non grata in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

He reiterated that one of the two constituent entities in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Republic of Srpska, does not recognize Schmidt as the High Representative.

Dodik said that the other two members of the Presidency rejected four of the agenda items that he proposed at the session today, adding that the purpose of the Presidency has been brought into question.

“The hatred that the other two members of the Presidency harbor towards the Republic of Srpska is evident,” he pointed out.

Dodik again requested to relieve the Bosniak Member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina Šefik Džaferović of his position, who, according to Dodik, is behaving pretentiously in a continuous attempt to obtain for himself authority to which he is not entitled.

“I believe that Bosnia and Herzegovina is in a deep crisis which will not be resolved by the election,” Dodik said, adding that the other two members of the Presidency have been obstructing projects of importance for Srpska. Dodik also said that he will decide in the next three days whether he would be vetoing the German ambassador’s agreement, that is, invoking vital national interest.