Vučić and Zvizdić Discuss Stronger Trade Ties

Chairman of the Bosnian Council of Ministers and Serbia’s President met in Sarajevo on the second day of the latter’s visit to Bosnia. The two officials addressed reporters in Bosnian capital, saying that a session of the two countries’ governments should be organized by the end of this year.

Chairman of the Bosnian Council of Ministers, Denis Zvizdić, told the press that Bosnia and Serbia share the aspiration to join the European Union. According to him, the meeting with president Aleksandar Vučić was an opportunity to discuss stronger commercial ties as Serbia is Bosnia’s main trade partner.

We don’t have to forget the past, but let’s concentrate on the future

“As my visit to Sarajevo is almost over, I wish to thank my hosts and the citizens of Sarajevo and Istočno Sarajevo. (…) Denis said our goal is to reach two billion Euros in trade exchange. We will work on that goal. We discussed a number of concrete measures, the Drina river region and ways to strengthen the infrastructure in that part of Serbia and Bosnia, as well as some entity issues,” said president Vučić.

According to the two officials, a session of the Bosnian and Serbian governments will likely be organized in November in Belgrade, the Serbian capital.

“We don’t have to forget the past, but let’s concentrate on the future,” said Serbian president referring to the Bosnian war of the nineties, and added that Serbia is Bosnia’s friendly neighbor.

“Bosnia is Serbia’s most important partner, as it is the country with which Serbia has the biggest trade exchange volume in the region. Denis mentioned one important thing, which is an end to (trade) barriers and non-customs taxes. The non-customs taxes are underregulated and that causes problems to entrepreneurs in both countries. If we manage to solve that, it would be a concrete progress,” said Serbian president.

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