Belgrade/Srebrenica, July 11 (MTI) – The massacre at Srebrenica clearly showed more than anything similar before it how important stability and peace between peoples is in the western Balkans, Hungary’s foreign minister told MTI on Saturday.
Peter Szijjarto said the outlook of European integration for the region would make sure that nothing such as the events that took place twenty years ago could happen again.
The minister took part in a commemoration of the twentieth anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre at the Potocari memorial.
Hungary’s government is committed to supporting the European and transatlantic integration of countries of the western Balkans since this is the best way of preserving stability in the region, he said.
Szijjarto said the commemoration itself was dignified though it was marred towards the end when serious tensions arose — the crowd pelted the Serbian prime minister Aleksandar Vucic — and law enforcement forces had to intervene to avert a more serious “tragedy”.