Handelsblatt writes that the region will still regret when Merkel retires.
"At the end of the mandate, the federal chancellor travels to the part of Europe that the West has neglected lately. Many are wondering if this is just a farewell tour - or does Merkel want more?", writes the analysis of the leading German agency dpa.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is visiting Serbia and Albania shortly before her long-lasting mandate as head of German's government comes to an end.
The gesture is seen as giving significance to the six Western Balkan countries, although none of them managed to join the EU club during Merkel's term, which began in 2005.
Dodik reminded that the meeting will take place the day before the important visit of German Chancellor Angela Merkel to Serbia, when important regional issues will probably be discussed.
He pointed out that he respects Germany, that it is the most powerful economy in the world, the most politically important and leading EU country, RTRS reports.
Chancellor Angela Merkel's last trip abroad should take her to the Balkans. The media mention the meeting with the leaders of the Western Balkans in Tirana (September 14), but it is unofficially heard that the Chancellor could visit Belgrade beforehand. There is no official confirmation in Berlin yet.