From November 7th to 10th , 2023, Alen Seranic, Deputy Prime Minister of Republika Srpska, led a government delegation and an enterprise delegation to China to participate in the 6th China International Import and Export Expo(CIIE) and carried out a series of economic and trade exchange activities. The delegation includes Zlatan Klokic , Minister of European Integration and International Cooperation of Republika Srpska, Denis Sulic, Minister of Trade and Tourism of Republika Srpska, Selma Cabric, Minister of Family, Youth and Sports, mayors of major cities in Republika Srpska, heads of state-owned enterprises, and President of the Chamber of Commerce of Republika and representatives of entrepreneurs, etc.
Sinisa Berjan, Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina to China, was invited to participate in the delegation's activities during their stay in China. The Belt and Road Economic and Trade Committee of the China-Europe Association is the organizer of the event, and Chen Hui, the director of the committee, accompanied the delegation throughout their visit in China.
On November 7th , 2023, the delegation of Republika Srpska attended the "China-Europe Cooperation and Development Forum". Denis Sulic, Minister of Trade and Tourism of Republika Srpska, made an industry promotion at the forum, introducing the economic and industrial development of Republika Srpska, the advantages of foreign investment and policy support for foreign investment and companies to Republika Srpska. The forum dialogue session was hosted by Dragan Cigoja, the commercial representative of the President of Republika Srpska, with the theme of "How to promote two-way investment and financial cooperation between China and Republika Srpska". Bojana Vasiljevic Poljasevic, Assistant Minister of Finance of Republika Srpska, Denis Sulic, Minister of Trade and Tourism of Republika Srpska, Li Gang, Chairman of Kaiyuan Securities, Zhang Tingting, Rating Director of CCXI International Business Department, and Li Hong, Chairman of China Overseas Engineering Group Co., Ltd., were guests in this session. In-depth discussions were held on the financing of infrastructure projects of Republika Srpska in China, the issuance of panda bonds, and the investment and operation of Chinese enterprises in Republika Srpska. At the forum, the government of Republika Srpska of Bosnia and Herzegovina signed a memorandum of cooperation on infrastructure projects with a number of Chinese central enterprises.
On November 8th , 2023, the main members of the government delegation of Republika Srpska held talks with a number of Chinese central enterprises to discuss project cooperation and investment. In the afternoon, the delegation of Republika Srpska and the delegation of Haining, Zhejiang Province jointly held a contact meeting to exchange views on seeking cooperation and build a platform for accurate docking between Chinese enterprises and enterprises from Republika Srpska.
On November 9th, 2023, the government delegation of Republika Srpska visited Global Exchange, Pylon Technologies Co., Ltd. and Zhangjiang Artificial Intelligence Island in Pudong New Area. Yang Chao, Executive Deputy District Chief of Pudong New Area of Shanghai, received the delegation and extended a warm welcome to the delegation's visit, and hoped that the two sides could carry out extensive cooperation and achieve more economic and trade exchanges. In addition, he reached a preliminary intention to support the establishment of Republika Srpska exhibition hall in Global Exchange in the bonded area. Deputy Prime Minister Seranic said that this is an excellent opportunity for Republika Srpska's enterprises to promote their products to the Chinese market. During the visit of Pylontech, the delegation showed a strong interest in Pylontech's energy storage products and solutions, and showed high appreciation of Pylontech's contribution to building a sustainable green energy networks. This visit and exchange activity had enhanced mutual understanding and laid the foundation for future cooperation. In Zhangjiang Artificial Intelligence Island, Zhangjiang Group showed the delegation new artificial intelligence technologies such as voice recognition, machine vision and deep learning, and "5G+AI" artificial intelligence Island demonstration park management and services. The delegation hopes to take advantage of the Expo platform to deeply integrate into the joint construction of the "Belt and Road", to actively participate in the international exchanges of "Silk Road E-commerce", and carry out cooperation with Shanghai Pudong district to achieve win-win development.
On November 10th, 2023, the delegation visited Alibaba Group, Zhejiang Dahua Technology Co., Ltd. and Suzhou Golden ConcordHoldings Co., Ltd.(GCL) respectively in Hangzhou, conducted learning and exchanging on topics such as developing e-commerce, building smart cities, and developing green energy in Republika Srpska.
Alen Seranic, Deputy Prime Minister of Republika Srpska, said that Srpska are open to economic cooperation with China and welcome all potential partners and investors. He deeply admired China's economic achievements and was willing to learn from China's experience, hoping to forge a similar path for Republika Srpska. Republika Srpska has set the development of infrastructure, improvement of education and strengthening of economy as its main goals, at the same time, deepening economic and cultural ties with China. He believes that with the support and cooperation of Chinese partners, Republika Srpska will make significant progress in these areas.
Zlatan Klokic , Minister of European Integration and International Cooperation of Republika Srpska, said that Republika Srpska believes that China is the engine of the global economy and closer cooperation with China will become one of the powerful driving forces for the socio-economic development of Republika Srpska. To this end, President Milorad Dodik and the government have proposed to open a representative office of Republika Srpska in Shanghai to strengthen economic and cultural ties with China.