By Ana Horvat (nova24tv.si)
In recent days, Tanja Fajon, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, has been on a trip to Bosnia and Herzegovina, where she was taking credit for the work of former President of the Republic, Borut Pahor, and she also visited the Bosniak Institute – Adil Zulfikarpašić’s Foundation, which also presented her with an award for her “support and contributions” to its work. This institute is named after the man who once signed agreements with Radovan Karadžić and Momčilo Krajišnik.
“Do you know which ‘civil society’ in Bosnia and Herzegovina Tanja Fajon visited today on behalf of the Republic of Slovenia? The Bosniak Institue – Adil Zulfikarpašić Foundation. The Islamofascist organisation, which was named after the signatory of the ‘historic agreement’ with Krajišnik and Karadžić at the bloody break-up of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia,” wrote political analyst Darko Mršić on Twitter. During her working visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Tanja Fajon emphasised diplomatic relations between Slovenia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, promoted Bosnia and Herzegovina’s membership in the European Union, and even took credit for it, although this was instigated by our former President of the Republic, Borut Pahor.
Not long ago, Fajon made promises of trying to bring Slovenia closer to nuclear Europe, but she has not seen a single country of nuclear Europe since she took office. Instead, she has started visiting all of the other countries, including the Balkan ones, which also included Bosnia and Herzegovina on her latest working visit. She pointed out that last year marked the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Slovenia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, and that during this period, intensive and extensive cooperation had developed in virtually all areas. Fajon also stopped by the Bosniak Institute – Adil Zulfikarpašić’s Foundation, where she was awarded the Gold Medal.
According to Bosnian media, the explanation of the award says that Tanja Fajon is the Slovenian Minister of Foreign Affairs and that the award was given to her for her overall contribution to the promotion of Bosnia and Herzegovina and its values. “In my opinion, we have not had a more pointless foreign policy representation since the tired days of Budimir Lončar,” wrote Dr Miha Pogačnik on Twitter.
The important role played by Tanja Fajon in the European Union institutions to obtain candidate status for Bosnia and Herzegovina was also highlighted, although she has not actually played this important role. An initiative and an appeal which advocated that Bosnia and Herzegovina be granted EU candidate status without conditions were already sent last year by former President Borut Pahor to the President of the European Council, Charles Michel. “Today’s award to Tanja Fajon by a local foundation is more an attempt to promote the foundation itself. In fact, Tanja Fajon’s role in awarding Bosnia and Herzegovina the status of a candidate for EU membership is comparable to awarding Muki, Jenull and Jarc an award for the development of Pipistrel or Bia Separations. Such a move by the foundation is insulting to Borut Pahor, who is, in fact, the promoter of this status for Bosnia and Herzegovina,” Miran Videtič wrote on Facebook, commenting on the matter.
“Do you know which ‘civil society’ in Bosnia and Herzegovina Tanja Fajon visited today on behalf of the Republic of Slovenia? The Bosniak Institue – Adil Zulfikarpašić Foundation. The Islamofascist organisation, which was named after the signatory of the ‘historic agreement’ with Krajišnik and Karadžić at the bloody break-up of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia,” political analyst Darko Mršić wrote on Twitter, adding that Fajon had thus shown her strong support for hegemony and the caliphate.
But, of course, Fajon “felt good” that she get the award “just like that.” And this award came from a foundation named after a man who is clearly not widely trusted in the Federation.