BiH: Dodik met with Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou

BiH: Dodik met with Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou

Serb member and chairman of the Presidency of BiH, Milorad Dodik, stated during his official visit to Greece that Serbs and Greeks are the most important peoples in the Balkans who want to promote and spread peace.

After today’s meetings with the President of Greece, Katerina Sakellaropoulou, and the President of the Greek Parliament, Konstantinos Tasulas, Dodik pointed out that during the meetings, the Republika Srpska was mostly discussed.

“I informed my hosts about the position of the Republika Srpska within the process of European accession to BiH, but also about the internal problems of the functioning of BiH,” Dodik told RTRS.

Dodik pointed out that Greece supports BiH’s European path, and that it is a friendly country to the Serbian people, with whom it shares a common history.

“I just visited an exhibition dedicated to the 200th anniversary of the Greek liberation from the Ottoman Empire. A few years after the Serbs, the Greeks began the process of national liberation. To preserve the identity of the Greek people, the Greek Orthodox Church was dominant here, such as among us Serbs, it was the Serbian Orthodox Church, “Dodik emphasized.

According to him, it is obvious that the liberation required huge victims of that time.

“But today, Serbs and Greeks are the most important peoples in the Balkans who want to promote and spread peace,” Dodik said.

The exhibition dedicated to this historical event was set up in the hall of the Greek Parliament, and Dodik visited it accompanied by the host.

The Greek president announced on her Twitter account, after the meeting, that she told Dodik that “Greece supports the European path of his country as well as all other countries in the Western Balkans.” Today, the Serbian member and the chairman of the Presidency of BiH will talk with the Prime Minister and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Greece.

Dodik will participate today and tomorrow in the 6th Delphi Economic Forum in Athens.

The economic forum, under the auspices of the Greek president, is traditionally held in the city of Delphi, but this year, due to the coronary virus pandemic, it is being held in Athens.