BELGRADE – Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic on Tuesday received Mladen Ivanic, the Serb member of the Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) Presidency, who briefed him on the recent deterioration of the political situation and inter-ethnic relations in the BiH.

After many years, Serbs in the BiH feel alone again, Ivanic told Vucic, adding that he is apprehensive that the practice of the Serbs being outvoted in BiH state bodies – which began with the decision on the census – will continue and that their national interests will come under threat.

Vucic thanked Ivanic for the information and for his responsible actions aimed at protecting the vital interests of the BiH and its Serb population.

“Serbia wants good, the closest relations with the BiH, but Serbia cannot and will never leave Serbs in the BiH in the lurch,” Vucic said.

Vucic and Ivanic agreed that they should meet more frequently in the wake of the circumstances to exchange views and information, said a statement released by the Serbian government.