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English17/06/2019

DODIK ATTENDS DIVINE LITURGY IN CHURCH OF SAINT GEORGE IN BUDAPEST

 

BUDAPEST, June 17 /SRNA/ - Serb member and chairman of the BiH Presidency Milorad Dodik visits the Serbian Orthodox Church of St George in Budapest this morning, where he attends the Divine Liturgy.

 

Together with Dodik, the liturgy is attended by BiH Ambassador to Hungary Biljana Gutić Bjelica and Ambassador of Hungary to BiH Krisztián Pósa .

After the liturgy, Serb member of the BiH Presidency should meet with Bishop Lukijan of Budim, and then the tour of St Andrew, the Serbian Orthodox Church and the Serb Museum of the Diocese of Budim is planned.

Dodik, who is on a three-day visit to Hungary, will meet with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Tuesday in Budapest with whom he will, as he announced, discuss economic co-operation.

After a working lunch, a joint Orban-Dodik press conference is planned, announced the Office of the Serb member and chairman of the BiH Presidency.

Yesterday, Dodik met with Miklós Soltész, the State Secretary for Cooperation with Churches, National Minorities and Civil Affairs, as well as with the representatives of the Serb Self-Government in Hungary, who briefed him on Serbs’ position in Hungary and emphasized that they were attaining a high level of rights and freedoms.

The Serb member of the Presidency of BiH also attended a gala concert of the Cultural and Art Society "Taban", which was held at the VIG Theater in Budapest on Sunday evening.

In his address at the concert, Dodik thanked Hungary for preventing the cultural and national values of the Serb community from being forgotten in that country.

Dodik voiced his gratitude to Hungary and its Prime Minister, Viktor Orban, for making possible to maintain, valuate and demonstrate properly the position of the Serb community by modernizing the law on minorities.

According to him, the law, which can serve as an example to other countries, has been beneficial to Hungarian society itself, but minority communities, including the Serb one, have been included too. /end/vos