|Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina|
17 November 2016
|Prime Minister||Denis Zvizdić|
|Preceded by||Bakir Izetbegović|
17 November 2014 – 17 July 2015
|Prime Minister||Vjekoslav Bevanda
|Preceded by||Bakir Izetbegović|
|Succeeded by||Dragan Čović|
|Serb Member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina|
17 November 2014
|Preceded by||Nebojša Radmanović|
|Chairperson of the House of Peoples|
14 July 2008 – 26 February 2009
|Preceded by||Sulejman Tihić|
|Succeeded by||Dušanka Majkić|
|Minister of Foreign Affairs|
13 January 2003 – 9 February 2007
|Prime Minister||Adnan Terzić|
|Preceded by||Zlatko Lagumdžija|
|Succeeded by||Sven Alkalaj|
|11th Prime Minister of Republika Srpska|
16 January 2001 – 17 January 2003
|Preceded by||Milorad Dodik|
|Succeeded by||Dragan Mikerević|
|Born||16 September 1958
Sanski Most, Yugoslavia
(now Bosnia and Herzegovina)
|Political party||Party of Democratic Progress|
|Alma mater||University of Banja Luka
University of Belgrade
Born in Sanski Most, Mladen Ivanić has lived in Banja Luka since 1971, when he earned his university diploma in economics there. He then received a doctorate in Belgrade; the thesis was titled Contemporary Marxist political economy in the West. He undertook post-Doctoral studies at the University of Mannheim and the University of Glasgow. Upon completion of his studies, he worked as a journalist. From 1985 to 1988, he lectured in Political Economy at the Faculty of Economics in Banja Luka, and later also in Sarajevo and Glasgow. His political career began in 1988, when he became a member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina during Yugoslav Socialist times.
From 2001-03, Mladen Ivanić was Prime Minister of Republika Srpska (RS), one of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s two entities. He also served as the sixth foreign minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina since it became independent in 1992, succeeding Zlatko Lagumdžija on the post, and as such was a member of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina. In turn, he was succeeded on the post in 2007 by Sven Alkalaj.
He is a founding member of the center-right Bosnian Serb Party of Democratic Progress (PDP) and was its President from 1999 to 2015. In October 2014, he was elected as the Serb member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, narrowly beating SNSD’s candidate, the RS PM Željka Cvijanović. His victory marked the first time since the Dayton Agreement that the Serb member of the Presidency received the highest number of votes in the country, out of the three elected members. He was chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina (head of state) from 17 November 2014 until 17 July 2015.
Positive messages from leaders of BiH, Serbia and Croatia
BiH Presidency Chairman Dragan Čović told a press conference after the end of the trilateral meeting in Mostar attended by Serbian Presidents Aleksandar Vučić, Croatian Kolinda Grabar and Kitarović, and all three BiH Presidency members said that issues were open to issues between countries leading to the improvement of relations and troubleshooting.
“The essence is related to the European Union’s strategy for enlargement, and we have sought touch points that could improve relations, solve infrastructure problems, all of which are the pretensions for a regional economic environment that can be better than we have today. good trends, we can make a positive synergy and a positive step forward and move more intensively towards the European Union, “said Covic.
BiH Presidency Member Bakir Izetbegović said that there was talk about the emigration of young people and six leading EU initiatives, such as the cessation of inflammatory rhetoric and reform.
As he says, regarding open bilateral issues, it is agreed that it will finally begin to deal with it. As for the construction of the Peljesac Bridge, he said that Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović clearly stated that he supported the right of access to the sea.
“An important meeting was held”
An important meeting
BiH Presidency Member Mladen Ivanić said that an important meeting had been held since countries in the region have many important topics, such as economic exchange. Ivanić said he strongly believes that building a single market is beneficial to everyone, especially those non-EU countries.
Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović said that the last trilateral meeting was held six years ago and that this meeting was very useful.
When it comes to the European Commission’s Strategy on the Western Balkans, she emphasized that Croatia fully supports the territorial integrity of BiH, the constitutionality of all the peoples of BiH and the European perspective of the country. Grabar-Kitarović added that she would do everything to help BiH on its path to the EU, congratulating the authorities in our country for submitting an answer to the European Commission Questionnaire. The Croatian president hopes that the European Commission will soon respond positively to BiH.
Grabar-Kitarović sees the possibility of cooperation in connecting transport and energy infrastructure in the case of BiH, as well as in Serbia. She pointed out that countries can participate together on numerous projects related to energy connectivity.
Energy stability, says Grabar-Kitarović, is especially important because it contributes to political stability. The meeting also discussed the eviction of the population, and the president of Croatia said that the trends of emigration are worrying not only in Croatia, but also in Serbia.
Peace and stability
Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said that the most important thing for him is peace and stability today, as well as talks on the economic exchange between the countries of the region. Vucic reminded of the great trade exchange between Serbia and Bosnia and Croatia.
As he says, people need to connect economically, employ more people, and earn even more. He stressed that the talks of leaders are “not sweet,” but that they are leading, that the states are trying to solve the problems.
Vučić said infrastructure is one of the key topics for Serbia’s delegation, as well as the construction of the Sarajevo-Belgrade route. The Serbian president stressed that CEFTA has brought a good deal, but that it has reached the peak of cooperation.
Vučić believes that leaders need to talk about the future, such as tax rate alignment. He added that it had nothing to do with Yugoslavia and that it was just a link between the market and the question of survival. The president of Serbia said that no young people will stay in one country until the economic situation improves.
A new boom in the future
According to her, it is agreed with Croatia that in the period of two years the delegation of Serbia and Croatia will try to reach an agreement and, if that does not happen, go to international arbitration.
Regarding the border with BiH, Vucic said that he believes that bh. the parties should make additional efforts to resolve the border issue as soon as possible.
Earlier, an informal meeting of heads of diplomacy of three countries was also held.
Three members of the BiH Presidency welcomed the President of Serbia first and then the president of Croatia in front of the BiH member’s seat. Presidency from the Croatian people.(March 6,2018 This part of the post is Taken from balkans.aljazeera.net and translated automatically by Google Translate. If you want to regulate the post write it as comment)