Minister of Economy and Entrepreneurship of the Republic of Srpska Vjekoslav Petričević met on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 in Sarajevo with the President of the Russian Republic of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov, who is in an official visit to BiH.

At the meeting, chaired by the Minister of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations of BiH, Staša Košarac, current political and economic topics were discussed, with a focus on improving economic cooperation between BiH and the Russian Federation.

The conversationalists welcomed the good bilateral and friendly relations between BiH and the Russian Federation, and during the meeting it was emphasized that additional efforts are needed to increase foreign trade between the two countries,

The delegation of Tatarstan presented the economic potentials of this region and informed Petričević about the capacities in the field of metal, aviation and auto industry, as well as other sectors.

On this occasion, Minister Petričević presented the campaign of the Ministry of Economy and Entrepreneurship for attracting foreign investments called Srpska – Republic of Opportunities, followed by a video translated into Russian and a website intended for foreign investors called

Petričević accepted the invitation to visit the Republic of Tatarstan this year in order to exchange experiences and better connect with businessmen from the Russian Federation.

In addition to President Minnikhanov, the delegation of the Republic of Tatarstan also included the Deputy Prime Minister, the Minister of Economy, as well as the heads of agencies for investments, tourism and chambers of commerce.