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Bosnian FM Talks Bosnian (and Serbian) Politics With RFE/RL

Zlatko Lagumdzija, deputy prime minister and foreign minister of Bosnia-Herzegovina, during his interview with RFE/RL's Balkan Service in Prague.
Bosnian Foreign Affairs Minister Zlatko Lagumdzija visited RFE/RL’s headquarters in Prague on May 15 during an official visit to the Czech Republic. In an interview with Sabina Cabaravdic of RFE/RL’s Balkan Service, Lagumdzija said that he wants Bosnia-Herzegovina to become a “normal country...that does not depend on any kind of politicians or parties, especially not on individuals who promote a segregated society.”

Read a transcript (in Bosnian) and watch the interview, during which Lagumdzija also discusses ongoing issues related to Bosnia’s government and the then-upcoming presidential election in neighboring Serbia.

The Balkan Service’s interview with Lagumdzija resonated in the region, where more than 20 media outlets cited Lagumdzija’s remarks, including the Bosnian newspaper “Nezavisne novine,” the Serbian newspaper “Blic,” and B92 radio in Belgrade.