The Minister of European Integration and International Cooperation of the Republic of Srpska, Zlatan Klokić, met with the Minister of European Integration of the Republic of Serbia, Jadranka Joksimović, today in Belgrade.
During the meeting, they discussed exchange of experiences regarding the activities of the ministries and institutions of the Republic of Serbia following the publication of the Opinion of the European Commission on the application for membership of the European Union (EU), improvement of inter-ministerial cooperation in the field of transposing the EU acquis into domestic legislation, integration policy and cross-border cooperation within EU projects and other assistance programmes.
In addition, they discussed the forms of cooperation envisaged by the signed Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of European Integration of the Republic of Serbia and the Ministry of European Integration and International Cooperation of the Republic of Srpska. The discussed models of cooperation included trainings for civil servants of the Republic of Srpska, providing expert assistance in the field of European integration, etc.
Klokić emphasized that Serbia, with the candidate status for EU membership, was an example of commitment to the process of accession and cooperation in the region, and that the Republic of Srpska was committed to fully participate in all preparatory activities facing a potential candidate country in the EU accession process.