Bosnia and Herzegovina Ministry of Foreign Affairs Elmedin KonakovichAnd Open the Balkans announced its support for the initiative.
In his assessment of his first hundred days as foreign minister, Konakovich countered claims that the initiative, in which Serbia, North Macedonia and Albania participated, was a project of a Serbian world.
Responding to the allegations describing the open Balkans as a “Great Serbia” project, Konakovich indicated that the Bosnian and Muslim population within the borders of this potential state would exceed five million.
The open Balkan project was described by some in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo as an attempt by Serbia and Albania to expand their hegemony in the region.
Konakovich’s remarks calling the open Balkans a “potential country” caused a backlash.
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