Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic said in the evening on Sept. 20 that Belgrade expects the new Montenegrin government to improve its relations with Serbia and the treatment of the Serb population living in that country.
Dacic, however, described the statements of the In Black and White and For the Future of Montenegro coalitions’ leaders, Dritan Abazovic and Zdravko Krivokapic, respectively, who are currently negotiating the forming of the new Montenegrin government, as “not good.” “Abazovic’s statements are not good, and neither are Krivokapic’s, who made a statement about [Serbian President Aleksandar] Vucic,” Dacic said for the Pink TV.
The foreign minister also said that the longstanding regime of Milo Djukanovic “has gone too far in spreading hatred and fear of, as they called it, Greater Serbia’s policy.” He once again denied Podogorica’s accusations according to which Serbia is meddling in that country’s internal affairs, adding that Belgrade is only fighting for the Serbs living in Montenegro.
In the same statement for the Pink TV, Dacic said that by supporting Kosovo’s independence, the Bosnian and Croatian representatives in Bosnia and Herzegovina are directly going against their own interests, as their actions are annulling any arguments that are against Republika Srpska’s independence.
“They are working directly against their own interest by wanting to recognize Kosovo; they are losing arguments which might help [them] dispute Republika Srpska’s right to independence,” Dacic said.