At the meeting it was stated that this is the most important international competition that is being held in our country this year, and that this is the opportunity for Serbia to promote women’s sport and once again show that that we are good host and organizer of big sport events , as it has been said at the Serbian Government.

Zorana Mihajlovic , Deputy Prime Minister in the Government of Serbia and the President of the Women EuroBasket 2019 Organizational Board , has emphasized that this competition is important not only for the promotion of sport , but for the promotion of our country and she expressed her pleasure that Basketball Federation of Serbia has seen the Government as a partner in the organization of such sport event.

As she said, on today’s meeting of the Board a financial plan has been agreed and everything that will be done in future in Belgrade, Nis and Zrenjanin, the competition hosts.

We all will do our best to organize well this competition. This is an opportunity to show that Serbia is more than just a sport- said Ms. Mihajlovic and she added that Tourist Organization of Serbia is included in the competition organization.
The Deputy Prime Minister in the Government of Serbia stressed that Women EuroBasket is an opportunity to promote women’s sport.

More sport, means less violence and it shows what kind of nation and society we are- said Ms. Mihajlovic and announced that the next Board meeting will be held in seven days.

Vanja Udovicic, Minister of Sport and Youth, said that Women EuroBasket is the most important international sport competition that is held in Serbia in 2019 and he reminded the present that our country has organized 15 international senior competitions in the last five years.
We can say that Serbia will be the best host, which basketball public has seen up to now, and that after that, Serbia will be taken as an example of good practice and we will increase the standards in terms of big competition organization. This is the third big competition in basketball that has been organized in our country in the last three years, and this year Serbia will for the first time host Women’s competition. We want to popularize and promote women’s sport and to attract large number of girls in the sport system and our basketball family- said Udovicic and expressed his hope that basketball fans from abroad, who visit our country and watch EuroBasket, will sense the real hospitality of Serbia.
Predrag Danilovic, the President of the Basketball Federation of Serbia, stated that he is satisfied that this first meeting is held and said that organization of such big sport events is not possible without support and assistance provided by Government of Serbia, Ministry of Sport and local self-governments.

I am very happy that the Deputy Prime Minister accepted this significant and responsible role. I am sure that we all together , headed by her, once again show that Serbia is excellent host and master in the organization of big sport competitions – said Danilovic.