Former Milosevic Ally to Attend US Breakfast

Serbian Deputy Prime Minister Ivica Dacic will be the first member of Socialist Party of Serbia, SPS, to attend the traditional National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, DC.

The press attache to the American Embassy in Belgrade, Brian Stimler, confirmed that a diplomatic A1 visa has been issued to Dacic.

The National Prayer Breakfast is an event which has taken place since 1953, gathering some 3,500 guests from over 100 countries on the first Thursday of February each year.

It is actually designed to be a forum for political, social and business leaders of the world along with the US president.

According to the daily, Dacic’s name had earlier been removed from a US blacklist, which banned the entry into the country of people who were part of the former Yugoslav President and SPS leader Slobodan Milosevic’s apparatus.

The US formed the list in 1999 banning Milosevic, his family members, the holders of his state apparatus, and all those who financed it, as well as members of paramilitary units operating in Kosovo from entering the US. A total of 600 people from Serbia were on the blacklist.

Reportedly, 44 names, including the deceased Milosevic and his family members, remain on the list.

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