During an official visit to the United States of America, the President of the Republic of Srpska Željka Cvijanović met with the US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Matthew Palmer in Washington today.
The interlocutors exchanged views on the current political and economic situation in the Republic of Srpska and BiH, as well as on improving cooperation between the Republic of Srpska and the USA in all fields.
In the conversation with Palmer, the President Cvijanović expressed the commitment of the Republic of Srpska institutions to preserve peace and political stability in BiH and the region, as the most important preconditions for economic development, improvement of the business environment and living standards of all citizens.
On this occasion, the President of the Republic stressed that the Dayton Agreement and respect for the constitutional structure of BiH, which implies full equality of the three constituent peoples, has been a good framework for the functioning, development and progress of BiH.
At the meeting they also discussed security challenges in the Western Balkans region, and emphasized that coordination of competent institutions of all levels of government in BiH is also necessary in this regard.
During the meeting, the interlocutors stated that “Little Schengen” was a positive initiative for the entire region, and the President Cvijanović highlighted that the institutions of Srpska already supported this initiative, which aims to improve the regional economic space.
The meeting was also attended by the Ambassador of BiH to the United States of America Bojan Vujić.
As a part of an official visit to the United States, the President Cvijanović will visit the Maryland National Guard at Pentagon today.