Croatian FM meets with Serbian counterpart in Amsterdam

Croatian Foreign Minister Miro Kovac met with his Serbian counterpart Ivica Dacic on the margins of an informal meeting of European Union foreign ministers in Amsterdam on Saturday.

EU foreign ministers were meeting on Friday and Saturday to discuss the refugee crisis, and were joined on Saturday by their colleagues from membership candidates Serbia, Montenegro, Albania, Macedonia and Turkey.

"Minister Dacic and I discussed relations between Croatia and Serbia and we agreed to work on improving them. It is important that these relations are good and that we continue to cooperate, particularly on the economic front, and to deal with problems from the past, the legacy of the war. We have the necessary mechanisms and we will certainly be very efficient and successful in that regard in the near future," Kovac said after his first meeting with the Serbian foreign minister since taking office.

"Today we met for the first time since his appointment. We did not speak long, but we agreed that we should work on strengthening our bilateral relations and clearly define what specifically could be done in our bilateral relations. We will certainly continue our contacts as soon as elections in Serbia are over," Dacic said.

Kovac also met with British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, Germany's Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Slovenia's Karl Erjavec.

Last update: Fri, 24/06/2016 - 08:49
Author: 

Related

Croatian FM invited to visit Slovenia

Croatia

Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 18:19

More from Croatia

Defence ministry's 2017 procurement outlays to reach EUR 226 mln

The Defence Ministry presented its procurement plan for 2017 worth HRK 1.7 billion of which HRK 470 million will be...

Croatia to decide on its own whether to join sanctions against Dodik

Croatia will decide on its own whether to join in the US sanctions against Republika Srpska President Milorad Dodik...

Erjavec insists on possible incidents if Croatia rejects border arbitration ruling

Slovenia-Croatia relations might be additionally strained over a ruling to be made by an international border...

EC recommends Croatia's gradual integration into Schengen Information System

The European Commission on Wednesday made a recommendation to the Council of the European Union to gradually...

Plenkovic: It's important for Croatia to postion itself in changed global circumstances

It is important how Croatia will position itself in 2017 against a background of the changed global circumstances,...