Minister of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations, Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Minister of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations of Bosnia and Herzegovina Staša Košarac was born on March 19th, 1975 in Sarajevo, where he completed elementary and high school. He graduated from the Faculty of Business and Industrial Management in Belgrade in 2014. He is a member of the Alliance of Independent Social Democrats (SNSD).
He was appointed Minister of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations of BiH on December 23rd, 2019.
He performed his first public function as a Counsellor in Municipality Assembly of Višegrad when he was 25 years old.
He won his mandate in the Republika Srpska National Assembly in 2004, and two years later became the Chairman of the Serbian Club Caucus in the Republika Srpska Council of Peoples.
From 2010 he performed the same function in the House of Peoples of the Parliamentary Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina. From 2013 to 2014 he was the Chairman of the House.
In the 2014 general elections, he won a direct parliamentary mandate in the House of Representatives of the BiH Parliamentary Assembly. In 2018, he again won a mandate in the House of Representatives of the BiH Parliamentary Assembly, in which he acted as Chairman of the Caucus of SNSD members in this legislative body, until his appointment as the Minister of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations of BiH after the Council of Minister of BiH was formed.
He was elected Head of the Team for Coordination for War Crimes and Missing Persons of Republika Srpska as a decision of the Government of Republika Srpska in January 2010.
He is married and a father of three. He lives in Istočno Sarajevo.