"It is Serbia's duty to take care of Republika Srpska"
A ceremonial academy is being held in Banja Luka tonight on the occasion of the Day of the Republic of Srpska, which has been adjusted to TV broadcast due to the coronavirus pandemic.
On the occasion of January 9 - the Day of the Republic, President of the Republic of Srpska, Zeljka Cvijanovic, have decorated earlier today deserving institutions and individuals.
The ceremony of awarding the decorations began with a minute of silence for all those who lost the battle for life in the coronavirus pandemic, RTRS reports.
Selakovi said that Serbia is obliged to do so not only by a convincing majority of citizens' opinions, but also by international law and the Dayton Peace Agreement, and from that follows the duty of Serbia to take care of the Republika Srpska.
"The Serbian people in Republika Srpska should be proud of what they have created. Republika Srpska can only be dismantled and diluted by the one who created it, because it is a historical and political factor and an unchangeable fact," Selakovic said in a video address at the ceremony in Banja Luka on the occasion of the Day of the Republic of Srpska.
The head of Serbian diplomacy pointed out that Serbia still respects the territorial integrity of Bosnia-Herzegovina, as it did in the past, "jealously guarding its special and parallel ties with RS and its Serbian people" and stressed that together with that, Serbia strives to build good and quality relations with the Federation of Bosnia-Herzegovina, and with the other two constituent peoples.
"Serbia wants to help our entire region, to become the flywheel of economic development, which will replace the label of conflict and difficult past with the attributes of joint and successful progress and a future worth working...