The President of the Republic of Srpska Željka Cvijanović spoke in Washington with Congressman in the US House of Representatives Ted Deutch about the political and economic situation in the Republic of Srpska and BiH.
Interlocutors discussed security challenges in BiH and the region, with special emphasis on the current migrant crisis, terrorism and return of BiH citizens from foreign warzones.
At the meeting with Congressman Deutch, President Cvijanović noted that mutual respect and regard for the Dayton Constitution are fundamental for the functioning of BiH and added that the decentralised structure introduced by Dayton makes it possible for BiH to function in peace.
The President of Srpska stressed that the non-formation of legitimate, elected authorities represents an obstacle for the further progress of BiH on her European path and prevents implementation of projects of importance for the improvement of the living standard of citizens of both Entities.
President Cvijanović informed her interlocutor at the meeting of the plans for the building of the Donja Gradina Memorial Complex, and noted that this important project will be jointly implemented by the Republic of Srpska and Serbia.
The President of the Republic of Srpska, within her visit to the United States, also met with the USAID Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Bureau of Europe and Eurasia Alexander Sokolowski.
Interlocutors discussed the improvement of co-operation with the objective of economic development and job-creation by attracting domestic and foreign investors.
At the meeting, President Cvijanović emphasised that Republic of Srpska institutions are committed to further implementation of economic and social reforms and improvement of the business environment and living standard of all citizens.