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Srpska Republika News Agency (SRNA), 97-01-17

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From: The Serbian Unity Congress Server at http://www.suc.org


JAN. 17, 1997 DAY

NEWS REVIEW, REPUBLIKA SRPSKA

BANJALUKA - The president of Republika Srpska (RS) Biljana Plavsic, talked in Banjaluka with the chief of the EU observing Mission for the Former Yugoslavia, Dan Everts, about the implementation of the Dayton agreement and the international arbitration over the inter-entity boundary line in the area of Brcko. They also discussed the problems of refugees and displaced persons, political situation in FR Yugoslavia and the up-coming municipal elections in RS and the B-H Federation. "We held very constructive talks with counterparts who like to hear a real truth", stated president Plavsic.

BANJALUKA - The RS president, Biljana Plavsic, held a meeting with the president of the ICRC, Cornelio Sommaruga, on which occasion she noted that this organisation should continue exerting pressure on politicians, in order to resolve the problem of missing and imprisoned persons. The problems of missing and imprisoned persons constantly burdens the situation in the Dayton B-H, stated president Plavsic. Assessing talks with the RS President as useful, Cornelio Sommaruga said that the problem of missing and imprisoned persons in the Dayton B-H represents a real humanitarian tragedy.

SARAJEVO - The Steering Board of the Central Bank of the Dayton B-H reached an agreement about the majority of functions and future activities of this joint financial institution. Following a long discussion, the governor of the RS National Bank and member of the Steering Board of the Central Bank, Manojlo Djoric, stated that "a consensus was reached over the interpretation of the management in the Central Bank and authorisations and rights of its Steering Board".

SARAJEVO - The minister for civil affairs and communications in the Council of Ministers, Spasoje Albijanic, talked in Pale with representative of the International Monetary Fund in the Dayton B-H, Scott Brown, on difficulties in developing a budget joint for both entities. "Brown wished to be informed of activities in the developing of budget and possibilities for financing of some institutions in RS. Deputy finance minister, Zdravko Marinkovic informed Scott Brown of our activities and needs for close cooperation with the IMF and the World Bank", stated Albijanic.

SARAJEVO - The minister for civil affairs and communications in the Council of Ministers, Spasoje Albijanic, talked in Pale with advisor to the high representative, admiral Ian Forbes, about possibilities for the establishment of a civil air traffic in the Dayton B-H. "Admiral Forbes and representatives of the Experts Group, responsible for a study on civil traffic in the Dayton B-H informed us of their intention to facilitate the staff training in this field", stated minister Albijanic.

SARAJEVO - Seriously injured proff. Nikola Koljevic was transferred to the Military-Medical Academy in Belgrade due to continuation of medical treatment, this was announced from the National Assmelby Presidential cabinet.

BEOGRAD - The RS foreign minister, Aleksa Buha, stated in Belgrade that he "is confident that RS citizens and residents of Brcko can be relaxed about the outcome of the arbitration over a part of the inter-entity boundary line in the area of Brcko. Upon his arrival from Rome, where he led the RS delegation, Aleksa Buha assesses that the RS delegation offered strong arguments.

ZVORNIK - The RS vice-premier for public works, Velibor Ostojic, stated in Zvornik that a favourable outcome might be expected from the arbitration over the inter-entity boundary line in the area of Brcko. "Every other decision would represent a blatant breach of the Dayton agreement", stated Velibor Ostojic.

ROME - The arguments and facts, presented by the Serb side yesterday at the meeting of the Arbitration Commission in Rome, are so convincing that a final decision must be positive for RS, stated a senior Italian official for SRNA. He thinks that the president of the Arbitration Commission, Robers Oven, will take Serb arguments into consideration.

SARAJEVO - A SFOR-sponsored meeting of the Joint Military Commission of the Dayton B-H was held in Ilidza, where a decision was brought on a temporary suspension of confiscation of undeclared armament. The head of the RS General Staff, general Pero Covic, and commanders of Muslim and Croat troops, generals Rasim Delic and Zivko Budimir, and Lt-general Roderic Cordy-Simpson, deputy operational commander of SFOR, took part at the meeting.

BANJALUKA - Members of the Association of Serb refugees from Croatia warned the chief of the Eu Observing Mission in Banjaluka, Dan Everts, of a possibility of new Serb mass exodus from the Srem-Baranja District. The Serbs there are threatened with the assimilation by Croatia, and majority of them has already announced a possibility of their moving to RS.

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