World Bulletin/News Desk
Serbia's Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic vehemently denied claims that the program of his Serbian Progressive Party included references to a merger with Bosnian Serb Republic, or Republika Srpska.
Addressing some news stories in Bosnian media ahead of his first official visit to Bosnia-Herzegovina after taking oath as Serbia's prime minister on April 28, the Serbian Progressive Party leader said Monday that he did not even want to make a comment on these claims.
"We have a 'white book' that includes government's planned actions, and there has never been such a reference in this book, he said, referring to the party's programme.
The Bosnian Serb Republic is one of the two entities of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Serbian politicians' occassional references to "independence" and "joining Serbia" are often a cause of tension in the country.
Vucic together with his coalition parties won nearly 48 percent of the votes in March 16’s general elections in Serbia.