Delegation of the National Assembly in St. Petersburg on strengthening economic, cultural and scientific cooperation
Delegation of the National Assembly headed by the President Nedeljko Čubrilović met today in St. Petersburg with the President of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg Vyacheslav S. Makarov on strengthening economic, cultural and scientific cooperation between St. Petersburg and Republic of Srpska in accordance with the Protocol signed in March this year in Banja Luka.
President Čubrilović said that Republic of Srpska wants to improve cooperation especially in the fields of culture, higher education, sports, but also in the fields of economy, tourism and other areas that are found to be of common interest.
During the meeting in the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg, President Čubrilović stressed that Russia with it's consistent attitude on the preservation and implementation of the Dayton Accord has principally shown that it is on the side of respecting international agreements, and that a strong Russia is geopolitically very important for the balance in the world.
The President of the National Assembly said that the Republic of Srpska, in terms of NATO integration, in the framework of Bosnia and Herzegovina, seeks to follow policy led by Serbia, which is now heading towards military neutrality.
He thanked on the invitation for the delegation of the National Assembly, which is beside him consisted of of the Vice-President of the National Assembly and the President of the Committee on Finance and Budget Željka Stojičić, the President of the Committee on Education, Science, Culture and Information Danijela Mrda and the Secretary General of the National Assembly Marko Aćić.
Tomorrow, the second day of their stay in St. Petersburg, the delegation of the National Assembly of the Republic of Srpska will have a series of meetings with representatives of the most important Russian cultural institutions.