asked Her Majesty's Government:
Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Triesman on 6 July (WA 63), what representations they have made to the leaders of the Republika Srpska regarding (a) the obstruction of the implementation of the agreement of police reconstructing; and (b) the lack of process towards full co-operation with the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.[HL7073]
Both these issues were discussed during the meeting between the President of the Republika Srpska and my right honourable friend the Minister for Europe on 7 June, and form part of an ongoing dialogue with the leaders of the Republika Srpska through our embassy in Sarajevo and our embassy office in Banja Luka. We have consistently emphasised the importance of implementation of the agreement on police restructuring and full co-operation with the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia for further progress towards the EU and NATO, and will continue to do so.