Tadić meets with Serbs from region

BELGRADE -- President Boris Tadić and representatives of Serb organizations from the region me on Tuesday in Belgrade.

Dodik, Tadić, Srećković (Beta)
Dodik, Tadić, Srećković (Beta)

They agreed that Serbs in the region must enjoy the same level of protection of their rights as ethnic minorities in Serbia.

The talk focused on the importance of fostering and protection of the rights of Serbs in the region's countries, and on Serbia's firm commitment to the policy of good-neighborly relations and regional cooperation, the Serbian president's press office said.

The meeting focused on the recently adopted strategy for the fostering and enhancement of the relations between Serbia and its diaspora and Serbs in the region, and an analysis of the situation in those countries in the expectation of the population censuses.

Population censuses are to be held this year in Croatia, Macedonia, Slovenia, Albania, Montenegro, Hungary and Romania.

The meeting was attended by representatives of Serb organizations from Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia, Slovenia, Albania, Montenegro, Hungary and Romania, and Serbian Minister for the Diaspora Srđan Srecković.

Serbs from Croatia were represented by President of the Independent Democratic Serb Party Vojislav Stanimirović and by President of the Vukovar Joint Council of Municipalities Dragan Crnogorac.

Serbs from Montenegro were represented by Vice-President of the Socialist People's Party Radoman Gogić, Vice-President of the New Serb Democracy Goran Danilović, President of the Democratic Serb Party Ranko Kadić, President of the People's Party Predrag Popović, and Zoran Žižić and Vladimir Bozović of the Serb Cultural Society in Montenegro.

Serbs from Bosnia-Herzegovina were represented by the Serb republic (RS) President Milorad Dodik, Chairman of the Council of Ministers Nikola Špirić, Prijedor Mayor (Democratic People's Alliance) Marko Pavić, President of the RS Socialist Party Petar Đokić, President of the Serb Democratic Party Mladen Bosić, and President of the RS Veterans' Organization Pantelija Ćurguz.