President of the Republic of Srpska received the Ambassador of Austria to BiH in an inaugural visit


The President of the Republic of Srpska Željka Cvijanović received in Banja Luka today the Ambassador of Austria to BiH Ulrike Hartmann in an inaugural visit and on that occasion she briefed the Ambassador with the political and economic situation in Srpska and BiH.

The process of the European integration, as well as the improvement of the cooperation between Austria and the Republic of Srpska in all areas, with a special accent on the economy were also discussed at the meeting.

Speaking to the Austrian Ambassador, the President of Srpska pointed out that forming a new Council of Ministers should be a matter of respecting democratic procedures and exercising the electoral will of the citizens, and not the subject of conditioning and provoking a political crisis in BiH.

During the meeting, the President Cvijanović stressed that the example of Austria shows that membership in the European Union does not necessarily involve NATO accession, and highlighted that this is in line with the positions of the Republic of Srpska, which is committed to the European, but not to NATO integration.