The leaders of the SNSD, DNS and SP, Milorad Dodik, Marko Pavic and Petar Djokic, respectively, have said that the political situation in Republika Srpska is stable.
Dodik has said that the coalition partners are making a strategic plan which should bring new energy and dynamics into the political and economic development of Republika Srpska.
“We are committed to working together because our past cooperation was very good. The most important thing for Republika Srpska is that the SNSD, DNS and SP coalition continues with creating strategies for its work for this and next year and to jointly run in the 2018 general elections when we should get a maximum support from citizens,” Dodik told reporters after a meeting with Pavic and Djokic.
He has stressed that Republika Srpska must increase its international activities and reinforce the public’s trust in its institutions.
“When it comes to the economic situation, the fact is that Republika Srpska last year recorded a GDP growth of 3%, that the number of unemployed persons decreased and that the development of industrial production remained at a high level. It is our goal to continue such a trend this year as well and to provide for a continued growth of GDP,” Dodik said.
He has said that there are certain problems with solvency and debts which have not been solved.
“The good thing is that the Republika Srpska Government managed to resolve the issue of all debts from 2015; there are some debts from last year and current debts. We spoke about modalities for resolution of the current debts; one of our goals is to meet obligations towards farmers, and this could happen in the second half of March,” Dodik has said.
According to him, a stalemate in the arrangement with the International Monetary Fund is also a problem.
“We spoke about how to make up for it. Republika Srpska will continue to function normally and meet its obligations and the wage policy remains the same,” Dodik has said.
He has said that they also discussed the operations of public companies.
“We will have another meeting by the end of February when we will discuss ways to increase solvency in Srpska, and we will also have a meeting with representatives of public companies and sectors,” Dodik has said.
He has said that the coalition partners feel that the revision of the BiH’s lawsuit against Serbia is inadmissible.
“This amounts to an abuse of the BiH institutions; this weakens the trust, internal cohesion and dialogue in BiH. We rejected to discuss this lawsuit even in principle,” Dodik has said.
He has said that the cooperation with Serbia and all friendly countries is a priority for Republika Srpska.