President of the Republic of Srpska meets with the President of the Republic of Serbia
The President of the Republic of Srpska Željka Cvijanović met today in Belgrade with the President of the Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vučić.
At the beginning of the meeting, the President of the Republic of Srpska thanked the President of Serbia Aleksandar Vučić for his awareness to the importance of the existence of the Republic of Srpska and said he would find a good partner with her.
“I shall try to be a good partner of yours. I know how to appreciate the common values and I shall try to work together whenever possible. I understand the burden BiH is carrying, but we should all handle such situation with due attention”, said the President Cvijanović.
The President of the Republic pointed out that she was interested in the stability of the Republic of Srpska and prosperity, and noted that she knew that it was necessary to invest a lot of efforts not only in building infrastructure and improving the economic situation, but also in demographic renewal and strengthening of the national identity.
The President Cvijanović said that she and the people of Srpska perceived Serbia as a role model and the strongest support.
The President of the Republic of Srpska pointed out that the President of Serbia helped Srpska at the key moment and that, as someone who led the government in difficult times, she would never stop appreciating the financial support to Srpska provided by the President Vučić, thus saving the Republic of Srpska.
“I am infinitely grateful to you for that and I would like to thank you on behalf of the citizens for all the wonderful projects you have implemented in the Republic of Srpska. On behalf of Serbia and its people, the same people and brotherly relations, you have left an indelible mark there. People are proud to mention your name, your institutions and projects you have implemented there, since you know many of them bear the name Serbia”, said the President Cvijanović.
The President of Srpska said that she was ready to implement the reforms and announced the launching of the national programme for the revival of the Republic of Srpska and added that she would appreciate any kind of support and that she was also certain that such support would come from the President Vučić and from the institutions of Serbia.
The President of the Republic of Srpska said she received understanding and support from the President of Serbia Aleksandar Vučić at the first official meeting since assuming the duty.
“I am grateful for understanding and support we have received. I shall convey to the people of the Republic of Srpska that this was an important, pleasant and useful meeting and that I am delighted that President Vučić shows his commitment to working together on all the challenges we face in both the Republic of Srpska and Serbia and it is important to be together”, said the President Cvijanović to journalists after the meeting.
The President of the Republic emphasized that she was particularly happy and appreciated the fact that President Vučić recognised the importance and the need to establish a national programme for the demographic revival of the Republic of Srpska and that Serbia would be a partner to Srpska, to its institutions and to everyone involved in this programme.
The President Cvijanović said she received confirmation that Serbia and the Republic of Srpska will continue to cooperate and when it comes to strategic infrastructure projects Serbia will be present and will help in the implementation of such projects.
“Support programmes will be continued, when it comes to the relation towards our municipalities, citizens and what is important is that we have to constantly show and build cooperation in every other field”, said the President of Srpska.
The President of the Republic of Srpska reminded that, when she assumed this position, she said it was quite natural and logical the first official visit to be held in Serbia and the first conversation should be with the President of Serbia, and thus it happened.
The President of the Republic stated that she told the President Vučić at the meeting that Serbia represented a support and a stronghold for the Republic of Srpska.
“I said that we are looking at everything that is happening here, since we are linked with many things. What is important is that Serbia recognised the need to take care of the Republic of Srpska, not endangering anyone in BiH and absolutely taking into account what is BiH.”, said the President Cvijanović.