Biden, Tusk, Pahor meet in Zagreb

U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden on Wednesday met with European Council President Donald Tusk and Slovenia's President Borut Pahor in Zagreb which was hosting a summit meeting of heads of state from former Yugoslav countries plus Albania within the Brdo-Brijuni Process.

The three top officials did not address the press after they met in a Zagreb hotel.

Biden and Tusk were guests at the summit, organised by Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic and her Slovenian counterpart Pahor.

Before the formal beginning of the summit at noon, Biden is to hold talks with Croatian Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic.

The Brdo-Brijuni Process was launched in 2013 by Slovenia and Croatia.

The Zagreb summit is taking place against a backdrop of the refugee crisis which has been affecting the countries along the Balkan migrant route for some time.

Croatia and Slovenia do not want the refugee crisis to overshadow other issues in the neighbourhood: internal developments in Montenegro where the pro-Serb Opposition opposes the country's NATO membership bid, unsolved relations between Serbia and Kosovo, and the Islamisation of Albanians in Kosovo, Macedonia and Albania, who are mainly moderate Sunnis and traditional secularists.

Last update: Wed, 25/11/2015 - 15:06
Author: 

Related

US Vice President arrives in Zagreb

Croatia

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 09:37

More from Croatia

PM dismisses claims of reviving fascism in Croatia

Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic of the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) on Monday dismissed the insinuations about...

U.S. official says fascistisation not visible in Croatia

A senior US official said on Monday that fascistisation was not visible in Croatia, as claimed by Serbia, which has...

NGOs recall 6 Dec 1991 army attack on Dubrovnik

The Documenta Centre for Dealing with the Past from Zagreb and the Human Rights Action and the Centre for Civic...

Netanyahu thanks Croatian PM for Croatia's assistance in fighting wildfires

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked his Croatian counterpart Andrej Plenkovic for the assistance...

FM talks controversial memorial plaque in Jasenovac

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Davor Ivo Stier on Monday addressed comments that the government was not...