The President of the Republic of Srpska Milorad Dodik met today in Banja Luka with the Special Envoy of the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany for Western Balkans Manuel Sarrazin.
During the meeting, the President of the Republic reiterated his clear position that Srpska rejects any kind of action by Christian Schmit as a high representative because the UN Security Council did not confirm him as stipulated in the Dayton Agreement and that Schmit, by presenting himself falsely, is causing damage and endangering the sovereignty of BiH.
When it comes to the suspension of financing of four infrastructure projects in Srpska by the Government of Germany, the President Dodik said that it is a matter of political and economic pressure on the Republic of Srpska, but that Srpska has an alternative for financing them.
The President Dodik informed the Special Envoy of the German Government about the attempt to seize property from the Republic of Srpska, and reiterated that the issue was resolved by the Dayton Agreement and that the property belongs to the entities.
The President of the Republic of Srpska told the Special Envoy of the Government of Germany that, despite numerous pressures and obstacles to its progress, Srpska has positive macroeconomic indicators, it is stable, strong and capable of defending its interest and that its bodies and institutions function without problems.
The conversation topics were the Berlin process and Bosnia and Herzegovina’s integration into the European Union, on whose path Srpska remains committed and wants to be visible.
Today’s meeting was also attended by the President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Srpska Nenad Stevandić and the Minister for Scientific and Technological Development, Higher Education and Information Society of the Republic of Srpska Željko Budimir.