This, according to RIA Novosti, was stated by the head of the representative office of the Republika Srpska in Russia, Dusko Perovic.

"The Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina has given the go-ahead to start the negotiation process," Perović said.

According to him, the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina will be the next instance after approval by the Council of Ministers. At the same time, he added that two members of the presidium have already stated that they will not support this decision.

"In response to this, we have the opportunity to raise this issue within the framework of the parliamentary assembly," Perovic said.

Earlier, Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić said that Serbia would become a gas transit country in the Western Balkans.

Also, according to the head of the Turkish Ministry of Energy Fatih Donmöz, a number of European countries are interested in buying gas through the hub being created in Turkey.