The Prime Minister of the Serbian province of Vojvodina and leader of the Democratic Party (DS), Bojan Pajtic, on Tuesday received the newly-appointed Croatian Consul General in Subotica, Velimir Plesa.
Pajtic said there was no doubt that Serbia-Croatia relations were the backbone of the stability of the Balkans and that Vojvodina was a good example of the atmosphere in which different ethnic groups coexisted, worked and created together, read a statement issued by Pajtic's office.
Pajtic and Plesa agreed that promoting economic and cultural ties between the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina and Croatian counties was important for the development of good neighbourly relations between Serbia and Croatia.
Pajtic added that economic cooperation was the foundation of good political relations, expressing hope that in 2016 the two countries would not speak about armament but about solving critical life problems of people, given the economic crisis and the recession.
Plesa was appointed Consul General in October 2015.