President of the Republika Srpska National Assembly to Attend Prayer Breakfast, Meet Lawmakers and Diplomats

Jan 29, 2010, 10:07 ET from Mr. Gordan Milosevic, Government of the Republika Srpska

WASHINGTON, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --  Igor Radojicic, President of the Republika Srpska National Assembly, will visit with American lawmakers next week while in Washington, D.C. to attend the National Prayer Breakfast.  In meetings with Members of Congress and senior State Department officials, Mr. Radojicic will highlight recent successes of visa liberalization and the resolution of controversial issues such as management of the Electroprenos state-owned power company. 

Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) is still administered by an internationally-appointed overseer, the High Representative, established at the conclusion of the Bosnian War fifteen years ago.  Recently, the High Representative, Valentin Inzko, extended the term of foreign judges serving in BiH courts by "imposition." This action was unilateral and without the cooperation or consent of elected government or elected leadership.  Many opposed to the action felt that the High Representative acted beyond the scope of his authority, and in violation of the Dayton Accords.  Mr. Radojicic will suggest that this type of heavy-handed interventionism in Bosnia and Herzegovina must stop, and international involvement must be scaled-down so that the peoples living there can finally take responsibility for their own futures. 

Igor Radojicic was first elected to the National Assembly of the Republika Srpska in 1998, and assumed its Presidency in 2006.  He is a widely-published and internationally-recognized authority in the field of electrical engineering and is sought after as an expert in engineering as well as political analysis.  He is married, with two children.

The National Prayer Breakfast is an annual event held in Washington, D.C., on the first Thursday of February each year.  It is designed to be a forum for political, social and business leaders of the world to assemble together and build relationships which might not otherwise be possible.  The event – which is actually a series of meetings, luncheons, and dinners – has taken place since 1953.  The main event, the Thursday morning breakfast, typically has two special guest speakers: the President of the United States and a guest whose identity is kept confidential until that morning.  Every U.S. president since Dwight D. Eisenhower has participated in the breakfast. 

SOURCE Mr. Gordan Milosevic, Government of the Republika Srpska