World Bulletin / News Desk
Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic has announced his willingness to attend the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide in Bosnia-Herzegovina to honor the deaths of thousands of innocent Muslims.
Addressing a press conference in the Serbian capital of Belgrade Friday, Vucic acknowledged that a great and terrible crime had been committed in Srebrenica during the 1992-95 Bosnian war when nearly 8,000 Muslims were killed by the Army of Republika Srpska.
"As prime minister of Serbia, I am ready to bow my head to the innocent victims of Srebrenica to show you what kind of relationship we have, so that the 99.99 percent of Serbs who have not participated in such a crime could walk with their heads up wherever in the world they are located. If the Bosnians want, I will be ready to honor the Muslims and Bosnian victims of Srebrenica," Vucic said.
His comments came after tensions between both sides increased over the arrest of a former Bosnian Muslim fighter, Naser Oric, in the Swiss capital of Bern.
The arrest led to the cancellation of Serbian president's planned official visit to the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo.