There is a significant number of citizens of the Republic of Srpska living in other countries. In view of this fact, this strategic plan was adopted in order to improve mutual relations and achieve better cooperation with the diaspora. The Republic of Srpska endeavors to use the available resources to meet the needs of its citizens living abroad, to help preserve their national identity, as well as to provide the necessary conditions for deeper cooperation and strengthening business ties with the motherland.
'The objectives of this document are, primarily, strengthening the relations between the Republic of Srpska and the diaspora and, secondly, preserving the national identity and the diaspora for economic development, cooperation in the field of science and innovation, as well as cooperation in the field of youth and sports,' said Klokić for the Television of the Serbian Diaspora.
What does this strategic plan mean specifically for the population of the Republic of Srpska in the diaspora?
'Stronger cooperation with the institutions of the Republic of Srpska, i.e. with the Government and local self-government units – to restore a trust of the diaspora in the institutions of the Republic of Srpska – but also a development opportunity in the field of economy and all those segments in which there is interest for the Republic of Srpska to be presented in the countries of our diaspora,' replied Klokić.
The Republic of Srpska wants to build mutually beneficial relations with the diaspora in a systematic way and to establish strategic partnerships.
Source: Television of the Serbian Diaspora