Zulfikarpašić–Karadžić agreement

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Muslim-Serbian agreement [a]
Context Breakup of Yugoslavia
DraftedJune 1991
Parties Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina (1946-1992).svg Bosnian Muslims (Party of Democratic Action, SDA)
Flag of the Republika Srpska.svg Bosnian Serbs (Serb Democratic Party, SDS)

In June 1991, representatives of Bosnian Muslims (Party of Democratic Action, SDA) and Bosnian Serbs (Serb Democratic Party, SDS) met to discuss the future status of SR Bosnia and Herzegovina during the Yugoslav crisis. On behalf of SDA president Alija Izetbegović, Adil Zulfikarpašić and Muhamed Filipović met with SDS president Radovan Karadžić, Nikola Koljević and Momčilo Krajišnik. The two sides reached an agreement that Bosnia and Herzegovina was to be sovereign and undivided, remaining in a Yugoslav confederation with Serbia and Montenegro. The Muslim Bosniak-inhabited area of Sandžak in SR Serbia was to become autonomous, while SAO Krajina and SAO Bosanska Krajina was to abandon their unification plan. Zulfikarpašić received the consent of Serbian President Slobodan Milošević, who also promised 60% of Sandžak to Bosnia and Herzegovina. Izetbegović, who initially supported it, abandoned the agreement.



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    Also known as "Serb-Muslim agreement", [1] "Muslim-Serb agreement", [2] "Muslim-Serbian agreement", [3] [4] etc.

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