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Slovenian Foreign Minister Karl Erjavec met with his Croatian counterpart Miro Kovac in Amsterdam on Saturday during an informal meeting of EU foreign ministers on the migration crisis and invited him to visit Ljubljana.

According to STA news agency, Erjavec invited Kovac to come to Ljubljana for an official visit and said that he expected better cooperation between the two countries in addressing the challenges of the migration crisis.

STA said that the visit would happen soon.

Slovenia and Croatia have the same interest - to find a solution to the migration crisis as soon as possible, Erjavec said. He said he did not expect any major progress or change of policy in dealing with outstanding issues between the two countries, including a border dispute.

"I expect that the arbitration tribunal will do its work, render a ruling, and that the new Croatian government will accept it," Erjavec said, noting that he had not discussed this issue with the newly-appointed Croatian foreign minister today. He said that this would be one of the topics during Kovac's forthcoming visit to Ljubljana.

"We deliberately did not raise this issue today because we focused on the problem of migrations, and we agreed that we should raise the level of cooperation in that regard," Erjavec said.

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