Dodik,ambassador discuss combating “electoral engineering”

Banjaluka – Milorad Dodik met with Serbian Ambassador to Bosnia Stanimir Vukićević to discuss the RS lawmakers’ activities to enact regulations on place of residence.

The goal of these activities is to prevent “electoral engineering” in the Republika Srpska (RS) entity – a plan for Bosniaks (Muslims) from the other entity – the Federation BiH (FBiH) – to obtain fictitious residences in the RS and in this way influence election results.

A statement from the office of the RS President Dodik cites him as saying that the manipulations taking place in connection with the “election engineering” must be put an end to throughout Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Dodik and Vukićević also discussed other current issues in the RS and the region, focusing particularly on economic cooperation between the RS and Serbia, RTRS has reported.

The Serbian ambassador also met with the Serb entity’s Minister of Labor, War Veterans and Disabled Persons Protection Petar Đokić, and the meeting was attended by Serbia’s Consul General in Banja Luka Vladimir Nikolić.

They discussed the issue of entitlement to war veterans and disabled persons protection rights in both the RS and Serbia and exchange of documents to facilitate resolution of pension and disability insurance cases.

Vukićević also said that he will work hard to find donors and organizations to help the reconstruction of the Center for Vocational Rehabilitation and Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment of Persons with Disabilities in Banjaluka.

The Serbian ambassador in Bosnia was the first to respond to a letter sent last week to all embassies in Bosnia by the RS Labor, War Veterans and Disabled Persons Protection Ministry with a request for assistance in the reconstruction of the center, the RS ministry said.