Serbia’s Vucic visits Srebrenica at investment conference

Serbian PM Vucic comes to Srebrenica for two-day investment-development conference

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Serbia's Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic speaks during a conference on investment and development in Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, November 11, 2015.

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic visited Bosnia and Herzegovina’s (BiH) Srebrenica for a conference titled “Development Opportunities and Perspectives - Srebrenica 2015.”

At the beginning of his visit to Srebrenica, Vucic told to reporters that Serbia would give an important financial assistance to construct of necessary public buildings.

“This will be a considerable sum of money, with which Serbia's tax payers and state of Serbia would like to show how much importance we attach to relations between Bosniaks and Serbs,” the prime minister said.

He said the Serbian government had allocated 10 million Bosnian marka ($5.5 million) for the town.

"All citizens of Srebrenica, whether they are Bosniaks or Serbs, will be able to count on more work and better life," Vucic said. "We want to spend the next 100 years in peace. This is our small contribution to our joint future."

Understanding and respecting the future

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic on his visit to Srebrenica also visited Potocari Memorial Centre.

Vucic told reporters before leaving Serbia that he believes that Serbia respects the past and will understand everything that happened in the past.

Vucic visited Memorial centre with Bosnian tripartite government of Srpska Republika President Milorad Dodik. Also, he visited Chairman of the Council of Ministers Denis Zvizdić, a member of the BiH Presidency, Bakir Izetbegovic and the Mothers of Srebrenica.

Bakir Izetbegovic (C rear), member of Tripartite Bosnian Presidency, Serbia's Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic (L), and Republika Srpska's President Milorad Dodik (R) walk on a street in Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Nov. 11, 2015 / Photo by Reuters

This significant visit of Aleksandar Vucic to Srebrenica is second of this year which first was in the 20th anniversary of Srebrenica genocide in July 11.

He was attacked by stone-throwing mourners at a commemoration because he had said in the 1990s war that Serbs will kill 100 Muslims if even one Serb is killed.

Srebrenica, where thousands of Bosnian Muslims were killed by Bosnian Serb forces in 1995 and in where many people went missing. 

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