Saint Petersburg extremely appreciates the friendly and partner relations with Republika Srpska and intends to continue the cooperation, the city’s Acting Governor Alexander Beglov stated in a meeting with BiH Presidency Chair Milorad Dodik on Wednesday.
Beglov added that St Petersburg was planning to keep up the cooperation with Republika Srpska in all aspects – economy, education, health care, youth policy.
He congratulated Dodik on winning the elections. Dodik arrived in Russia to take part in the 6th International Congress “St Petersburg and the Slavic World,” in the scope of which the Srpska Representative Office will be opened in the city on Thursday.
Beglov thanked Dodik for actively promoting the cooperation between St Petersburg and Republika Srpska and handed him the Medal of Merit of St Petersburg, the Russian city’s administration reported on its website.
Dodik voiced hope that the cooperation between Srpska and St Petersburg would grow intensively.
The press release reads that the two sides agreed to maintain the practice of summarising the results of joint actions every six months.
They also discussed major joint projects.
The press release recalls that regular exchange of business missions was established and that conferences and meetings of specialists were held with joint efforts.
Specialists from St Petersburg took part in the opening of the Surgical Clinic at the University Clinical Centre of Republika Srpska, where they carried out a demo surgery and held consultations, reads the press release.
Representatives of the University Clinical Centre will make a return visit to St Petersburg where a cooperation agreement will be signed with the Oncology Centre on scientific, practical, innovation and training cooperation on Thursday.
The press release adds that a four-year-old girl from Serbia, whose health is stable, is receiving free proton radiotherapy at the Sergey Berezin Medical Institute. She is planned for discharge in December.
At the 8th International Partner Forum “Life Sciences Invest. Partnering Russia,” Serbian specialists and representatives of St Petersburg pharmaceutical companies discussed the issues related to the supply of Republika Srpska with vaccines and other medicines.
The press release notes that the company Rakurs-Engineering is planning to take part in the construction of mid-size hydroelectric power plants on the Vrbas and that an appropriate agreement had already been signed with the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining of Republika Srpska.
Numerous projects in the field of culture are also among the joint plans.