The world must not let something like that happen again anywhere (PHOTO)
A high delegation of parliamentarians from Great Britain and Turkey, led by the chairwoman of Britain’s Conservative Party Baroness Warsi, visited the Potocari Memorial Centre and Srebrenica.
Playing host to the parliamentarians was a high delegation from the SDA party led by its president, Sulejman Tihic. Tihic expressed satisfaction that parliamentarians from the Conservative Party of Great Britain and Turkey visited Potocari today, laid flowers, gave respect to those killed, and met with their families.
After laying flowers, the President of the Conservative Party of Great Britain Baroness Warsi said the delegation came to give respect to those killed and to remind the world that it must not let something like that to happen again anywhere.
The leader of the Turkish parliamentary delegation, Hakan Cavusoglu, said that Turkey supports BiH integration, which he said can only prosper as a whole. "Turkey supports the constitutional changes in BiH and gives her various forms of aid,” Cavusoglu said.
After the visit, the SDA president Sulejman Tihic stated that the issue of elections in Srebrenica will be raised at the next meeting of six leaders, but he is not too optimistic that Srebrenica will be an exception of the Election Law of BiH.
"We ask that in Srebrenica as in 2008, that the right to vote in upcoming elections is held by all who lived there in 1991. Republika Srpska disagrees with that, and it can transpire that a person can be elected mayor of Srebrenica who denies the genocide, and, in that way, the continued existence of the Memorial Center, marking anniversaries of killing and the life of those returning to this area, the area of the worst killings, could be doubtful,” Tihic thinks.
Members of the Mothers of Srebrenica Association pointed out the need for changes to the Election Law so that leader of Srebrenica won't be someone who denies the genocide, and, in so doing, call into question the continued existence of the Memorial Centre.