The SBAA was honored to welcome Serbian National Assembly members Miroslav Aleksic, Ana Stevanovic, Jahja Febratovic, and Snezana Paunovic, along with Senior Political Specialist for the U.S. Embassy in Belgrade Denis Ibisbegovic, on their visit to the U.S. earlier this month. The delegation met with members of the SBAA Board during their stop in Chicago, which also included visits with the U.S. Attorney, Deputy Mayor Andrea Zopp, Cook County Commissioner John Daley, Alderman John Arena, and other members of local and state government.
The delegation visited as part of Congress’ Open World Program, which aims to help leaders from across the world learn more about American government by connecting them with their counterparts in the United States. The delegation’s visit to Chicago was coordinated by The Council of International Programs in Chicago (CIP), which recruits and places highly-qualified professionals for work-based training at businesses and nonprofits and offers a variety of opportunities to volunteer and travel overseas though its sister program Discovery Journey.
“We were grateful for the opportunity to meet with the members of the National Assembly and Mr. Ibisbegovic. We had an excellent conversation and enjoyed sharing perspectives on a number of issues,” said SBAA President Marko Duric. “We extend our thanks to Open World and CIP for organizing this visit, and look forward to continuing to maintain the strong ties between Serbia and the diaspora in the United States.”