Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic discussed the migrant crisis on Saturday with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and several statesmen, the President's Office said in a statement.
In her conversations, Grabar-Kitarovic stressed that the migrant crisis was not just a Croatian problem, but also a European and global issue that needed to be addressed by tackling its causes first. Croatia will insist on it, the statement said.
Grabar-Kitarovic soon travels to New York to attend the autumn session of the UN General Assembly and several summits, including those on issues relating to development and security. She said she would take that opportunity to further discuss possible European and global responses to the migrant crisis.
The president said on Friday that about 40,000 migrants were expected in Croatia over the next two days.
The Ministry of the Interior said on Saturday that about 21,000 migrants had arrived in Croatia since Wednesday and about 3,000 left on Saturday.
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