Srebrenica borders with Serbia, we cannot function and live unless we have open economic opportunities towards Serbia, said the Mayor of Srebrenica Municipality Camil Durakovic on the occasion of the arrival of the Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic in Srebrenica.
Durakovic said that the invitation to the Investment-Development Conference was addressed to the Presidency of B&H, Prime Ministers and Presidents of the entities, the Chairman of the Council of Ministers of B&H Denis Zvizdic, the President of Croatia Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, the President of Slovenia Borut Pahor, and the President of Montenegro Filip Vujanovic, i.e. to all regional leaders who stayed in Srebrenica on July 11th, on the occasion of marking the 20th anniversary of the genocide.
“In a way, we want them to come to this conference in another light, to talk in a positive sense and present our resources, possibilities and potentials of future investments, which will not be possible without these countries”, said Durakovic.
Durakovic added that all those who were in Srebrenica on July 11th will now have an opportunity to come again and try to do something in order to improve the life of people and make Srebrenica an example.
“For the first time, we have created an investment-development conference, not a donor conference, where certain economic projects will be presented with the aim of economic development and creation of new jobs. Several infrastructure projects will also be there, which are a prerequisite for the development of economy”, Durakovic added.
Durakovic pointed out that the Prime Minister of Serbia was the first to respond to the sent invitation.
“Regardless of the difficult past, we are all aware that a lot of evil happened between B&H and Serbia, but that there were also attempts to head towards honest reconciliation. We will send a call from Srebrenica to finally do something concrete, besides of the words of support”, Durakovic said.