“The coalition agreement with the Croat Democratic Union (HDZ BiH) does not mean an agreement against a third party, said Milorad Dodik, Bosnian Serb leader and the newly elected member of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s tripartite Presidency.

Following a meeting with HDZ BiH leader Dragan Covic, whom he met in Istocno Sarajevo on Monday to discuss future cooperation, primarily a partnership in the post-election formation of authorities, Dodik said they would invite “the third one to join them in solving the accumulated problems together.”

‘We believe that sovereignty of Bosnia and Herzegovina might be strengthened if the local institutions and political representatives took responsibility,’ said Dodik, who is leader of the Alliance of Independent Social Democrats (SNSD).

‘We agreed with HDZ (BiH) to go together towards the formation of authorities at all levels in Bosnia and Herzegovina, from the cantonal to the level of Bosnia and Herzegovina,’ Dodik told reporters after the meeting.” (N1)