The President of the Republic of Srpska, Milorad Dodik, attended marking of the Day of Serbian Unity, Freedom and the National Flag today in Niš.
The president of the Republic of Srpska said that Serbs had to be united around the government and their institutions, but that combative political activism must never stop.
‘We do not wish to deprive anyone of freedom, we had been naïve in our beliefs when liberating the Balkans and giving freedom to other nations, thinking that they would be grateful, but we were paid back at the end of the last century by being called the suppressors’, said President Dodik.
According to the president of Srpska, whoever had come along had taken from Serbs, who had always confronted the great, even when Turks, Germans and NATO came along.
The president of the Republic of Srpska noted that Germans acted the same way as when Kallay had acted in BiH during their attacks in the First and the Second World War, when they killed more than half of the Serbian nation.
‘Whichever flame is lit here, it was done by Germans and others who do not allow the Serbs hereabout to achieve what we are celebrating today’, said President Dodik.
The president of the Republic of Srpska noted that Serbian unity was succeeding today, and that others were happy if Serbs were not united.
‘We want to live in peace with others, everyone who is different is welcome to live with us in peace, to develop this society with us’, emphasized the president of the Republic.
The president of the Republic of Srpska said that there were wishes from the outside to break Serbian national unity, to deny Serbian national identity in Srpska and to seize Kosovo from Serbia, as they considered that to be their right.
The president of Srpska reiterated that he did not belong to Bosnian Serbs, but to the unique, steadfast Serbian people living here.
President Dodik stated that he testified President Aleksandar Vučić’s success in positioning Serbia in the right place. ‘After adding it all up, I think we are doing the best work here’, said the president of the Republic of Srpska.
The president of Srpska reminded that it was the fourth time that this date was celebrated, as a result of an initiative of the Serbian President, Aleksandar Vučić, and thanked him for that.
The Minister without portfolio in the Government of the Republic of Serbia in charge of coordinating activities and measures in the field of relations with the diaspora, Đorđe Milićević, attended the ceremony on the occasion of the Day of Serbian Unity, Freedom and the National Flag in Frankfurt.
Opening Serbian Culture Days in Frankfurt, Milićević said that the fact that this holiday was celebrated outside national borders was a clear message from the government and the president of Serbia that all Serbs living in the diaspora, far from their homes, were part of the Serbian community.
At the event, which gathered a large number of citizens of Serbian origin who live and work in Frankfurt, but also in other German cities, Milićević said that Serbs in the diaspora would always have the support of their motherland, regardless of their place of birth or Serbian region of their roots.
We are one people in my native Valjevo and in Banja Luka and in Berane and here in Frankfurt am Main and all over the world. And your Serbia is with you always and everywhere, said the minister.
The Day of Serbian Unity, Freedom and the National Flag is not just a date on the calendar, but a symbol of our pride, togetherness and loyalty to our roots. It reminds us of the centuries-old ties that connect the motherland Serbia and all of you who live around the world, regardless of geographical distances, stated the minister.
Milićević expressed his desire for today’s holiday to be an opportunity to remember the courage of Serbian ancestors, who had been fighting united for the freedom and prosperity of Serbia for centuries.
May their deeds be an incentive for all of us to fight for freedom, justice and truth wherever we live, in order to build a better future, said the minister.
Milićević referred specifically to the Serbian community in Germany, which he indicated as the best ambassador of Serbia both in Frankfurt and in all other cities where Serbs live throughout Western Europe.
May the spirit of Serbian unity, freedom and the national flag guide us in the coming days. May it encourage us to work together on the progress of our people and on promoting our values wherever we are, Milićević concluded.
Serbian Culture Days in Frankfurt took place from 15 to 17 September at Rossmarkt Square in Frankfurt am Main.
The organizers are the Consulate General of the Republic of Serbia in Frankfurt and the Central Council of Serbs in Hessen, and a partner of this event is, among others, the city of Novi Sad.
The Austrian Association of Serbian Folklore (AASF) celebrated the Day of Serbian Unity, Freedom and the National Flag with a ceremonial academy in Klagenfurt in the presence of a large number of compatriots. After the raising of the Serbian flag to the sound of the national anthem, the dignitaries addressed the audience, and a rich cultural and artistic program followed. The ceremony was attended by Žarko Obradović, Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia to the OSCE and UN organizations in Vienna, Consul General of the Republic of Serbia in the Republic of Austria, Vera Vukićević, Head of the Republic of Srpska Representation in Austria, Mladen Filipović.
‘This holiday is an important day for all Serbian women and men both in Austria and throughout the world. We would like to thank Klagenfurt cultural and artistic society Zavičaj, which supported us in organizing the ceremonial academy, and all Serbian women and men around the world who solemnly celebrate this day. In the centuries and years of foreign rule, the Serbian people managed to preserve the Serbian language, customs, culture and tradition, and this holiday of all Serbian women and men is proof that the struggle to preserve identity has been successful. The Day of Serbian Unity, Freedom and the National Flag is a day dedicated to our ancestors who fought to preserve our roots and reminds us of who we are, which nation we belong to and where we are from’, said the president of the Austrian Association of Serbian Folklore, Aleksandar Stanković.
Serbian community throughout Italy marked the Day of Serbian Unity, Freedom and the National Flag.
Source: President of the Republic of Srpska – Government of the Republic of Serbia – Rasejanje.info
Photo: President of the Republic of Srpska