The President of the Republic of Srpska, Željka Cvijanović, and the Prime Minister of the Republic of Srpska, Radovan Višković, met today in Banja Luka with a delegation from Hungary, headed by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Magyar Levente.
At the meeting in the Palace of the Republic, the two delegations discussed the first Programme of Support from the Government of Hungary to the Economy of the Republic of Srpska, current political and economic situation in the Republic of Srpska, BiH, regional cooperation, European integration and the possibilities of improving cooperation in various areas.
Republic of Srpska officials expressed their gratitude to the Government of Hungary and Prime Minister Orbán Viktor, with whom the Serb member of the Presidency of BiH, Milorad Dodik, earlier agreed on a programme of economic support for the Republic of Srpska through which, inter alia, domestic agricultural producers will be able to obtain subsidies for the purchase of machines, equipment and tools manufactured in Hungary.
President Cvijanović, at the occasion, pointed out that the Republic of Srpska and Hungary are bound by sincere friendship, political understanding, and traditional values, and expressed her belief that long-standing good cooperation in various fields will be intensified and improved in the coming period.
The meeting was also attended by State Secretary in the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Peter Starai, the Hungarian Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina Krisztian Posa, the Hungarian Ambassador to the US, Szabolcs Takacs, and Ministers in the Republic of Srpska Government, of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management, Boris Pašalić, of Finance, Zora Vidović, and of European Integration and International Cooperation, Zlatan Klokić.