Serbian President Boris Tadić has started his two-day official visit to Croatia. Tadić has meet with Croatian President Ivo Josipović, and will also confer with Prime Minister Jadranka Kosor and Parliament Speaker Luka Bebić.
The two presidents assessed that Serbia and Croatia have resolved many open issues in the past nine months, and that the issue of missing persons is the priority among the unresolved ones.
After their closed door meeting at Josipović’s office, talks were continued in the presence of the delegations of both countries. After the meetings, the two presidents emphasized the progress the governments in Belgrade and Zagreb have achieved as regards the return of refugees.
At a mutual press conference, the presidents underlined the countries’ adherence to EU integrations and the importance of EU membership for the whole region.
“We have had our disagreements, war havoc, victims, and we have sent apologies, which is an immensely important step for the overall relations between the two countries. No progress can be made if international and bilateral relations are not resolved and economic cooperation is not established,” Tadić concluded.
Tomorrow, Tadić and Josipović will address participants of a Business Forum at the Croatian Chamber of Commerce.