Republika Srpska National Assembly Speaker Nedeljko Čubrilović and Russian Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matviyenko agreed to count on the economic development and cooperation between Srpska and Russia.
Čubrilović said that Matviyenko and he discussed everything Russia had done to boost the economic capacities in Republika Srpska, primarily the oil refineries in Brod and Modriča, in a Moscow meeting on Tuesday.
“When it comes to the cooperation in culture and education, they are ready to increase the number of students from Republika Srpska at the universities and schools in Moscow, and expressed their interest in having Russian language in our schools,” Čubrilović told SRNA.
He says he discussed in the meeting with Matviyenko the parliamentary cooperation between Srpska and Russia, as well as the cooperation between BiH Presidency Chairman Milorad Dodik and Russian President Vladimir Putin, who should meet soon at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum.
Čubrilović pointed out that relations between Republika Srpska and Russia had a constant developmental path, as demonstrated by his talks with Matviyenko held on Monday Tuesday.
“Everything that Matviyenko presented during the talks is of grand significance for Republika Srpska and the Serb people in BiH, as the history that ties these two nations has been longer than two centuries,” said Čubrilović.
In continuation of his visit to Russia, Čubrilović is supposed to meet on Wednesday with Russian State Duma deputy Yevgeny Primakov, who is also the head of the Russian Humanitarian Mission.
This humanitarian mission has existed since 2010, and it has recently delivered a ton of medicines to the Serbs in Kosovo and Metohija.