New York, 6 July 2010
Statement by Ms. Mirsada Čolaković, Minister Counsellor,
Deputy Permanent Representative of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the United Nations
at the UN Security Council Debate
on Security Council resolutions 1160 (1998), 1199 (1998), 1203 (1998), 1239 (1999)
and 1244 (1999)
Letter dated 2 July 2010 from the Permanent Representative of Serbia to the
United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council
At the outset, allow me to congratulate you, Madam President, on your assumption of the presidency of the Council and assure you of the full cooperation and support of Bosnia and Herzegovina. I would also like to express our appreciation to Ambassador Heller and his delegation for the great diplomatic skill with which they conducted the work of the Security Council during the month of June.
I would like to thank Mr. Lamberto Zannier, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK), and General De Kermabon for their briefings.
I would also like to welcome the participation in today’s meeting of the President of Serbia, Mr. Boris Tadić, as well as Mr. Skender Hyseni.
Bosnia and Herzegovina condemns the tragic event that occurred in the town of Mitrovica on 2 July 2010, in which one person was killed and 11 others were wounded. We regret the loss of life, and we wish to express our deepest condolences and sympathies to the families and friends of the victims. Furthermore, we would like to call for an investigation into the incident and for those who are responsible to be brought to justice. We wish to appeal to the parties to act in a responsible manner and refrain from provocation so that peace may prevail.
Bosnia and Herzegovina strongly encourages the continuation of the process of reconciliation, dialogue and confidence-building, facilitated and mandated by United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo.