Bosnia's feuding leadership appeared increasingly at odds Friday over how to respond to a Serb-Croat peace plan to divide Bosnia into three ethnic zones.
Seven members of the collective leadership gathered without their Muslim president, Alija Izet-be-go-vic, who bitterly opposes the Croat-Serb plan and refuses to discuss it. The meeting broke up with no apparent progress.Some of those meeting in Zagreb flatly rejected proposals to make Bosnia a three-state confederation, while others appeared willing to consider the division.
They agreed only to attend another round of peace talks Monday in Geneva and to evaluate the results in a formal session on Bosnian territory within 10 days.
Also absent Friday were presidency members Ejup Ganic and Rasim Delic, the Bosnian government military chief.
"The presidency has a quorum to make decisions (even without them), but we still are not going to Geneva to make decisions," said Franjo Boras, a Croat member of the multiethnic body. "We are just going to gather information."
With details of the partition plan still unclear, Bosnia's collective presidency seemed able to do little Friday but discuss strategy for Monday's talks.