Bosnian Serb officials receive Yugoslav Crown Prince
Excerpt from report by Bosnian Serb news agency SRNA
Banja Luka, 9 January: High-ranking officials of the [Bosnian] Serb Republic leadership received in Banja Luka today His Highness Crown Prince Aleksandar and his wife Princess Katarina, in honour of Republic Day and Serb Republic patron saint celebrations. They discussed the current situation in the Serb Republic and in Serbia.
Serb Republic President Mirko Sarovic expressed his pleasure that the Karadjordjevic's attended the Serb Republic patron saint celebrations, saying that "they graced the celebrations with their presence".
Crown Prince Aleksandar wished the Serb Republic to "remain safe, prosperous and peaceful through the blossoming of democracy and the tradition of our history and civilization".
"My wife and I are very pleased to be able to celebrate the Serb Republics patron saint day with you and that we are able to share all our happiness and expectations that the people of the Serb Republic will see all its noblest hopes come true", he told journalists...
Yugoslav state news agency TANJUG, January 8, 2002
Yugoslav Crown Prince Aleksandar to visit Bosnian Serb entity on 9 January
Belgrade, 8 January: Prince Aleksandar Karađorđević and Princess Katarina are to visit the [Bosnian] Serb Republic tomorrow. They will attend the ceremony commemorating Republic Day and the Serb Republic patron saint's Day of St Archdeacon Stephen.
In Banja Luka, they will meet Serb Republic President Mirko Šarović, Assembly Speaker Dragan Kalinić and Prime Minister Mladen Ivanović. The programme also envisages a visit to the hospital.
It has also been announced that Prince Aleksandar will lay a wreath at the monument to fallen Serb Republic soldiers and at the World War II memorial.