Croatian president visits Serbia

Serbian President Tomislav Nikolić has welcomed his Croatian counterpart Ivo Josipović in Belgrade on Wednesday where they are expected to discuss “outstanding issues.”

The will also talk about EU integration and the problems of importance for the promotion of regional cooperation, according to announcements ahead of the visit.

Josipović was given a ceremonial welcome in front of the Palace of Serbia, after which he began his meeting with President Nikolić.

It is be the first official meeting of the two presidents since Nikolić was elected in May last year.

Nikolić and Josipović previously met on the sidelines of international meetings several times, and the Serbian president was in Zagreb for the celebration of Croatia’s accession to the European Union on July 1.

It is expected that Nikolić and Josipović will talk about border-related issues, strengthening economic cooperation, the issue of property belonging to the Republic of Serbia and its citizens in Croatia, property and other rights of Serbian refugees and the resolution of the issue of missing persons.

The one-on-one meeting will be followed by talks between the delegations of the two countries.

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