“Bosnian Presidency members, Dragan Covic and Mladen Ivanic, distanced themselves from the Presidency Charman’s letter of condolences to the Annan family, amid the death of the Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan. Chairman’s cabinet condemned his move, saying the letter was exclusively based on facts…

The letter sent by Covic and Ivanic states that Chairman Bakir Izetbegovic cannot speak for the entire institution of Bosnia’s Presidency unless he agrees to do so with the other two members. This way, he acted exclusively as a Bosniak representative of the Presidency.

‘Our colleague, Mr Iztbegoic, could not have sent the letter of condolences and published a public statement without previously consulting the two of us. Apart from expressing his own condolences, he expressed some unacceptable political qualifications,” Ivanic and Covic said. “We do not share the views expressed by Izetbegovic in the letter of condolences amid the death of Kofi Annan and we condemn such abuse of office by the Presidency Chairman.'” (N1)