New Slovenian ambassador to arrive in Zagreb soon

Croatia and Slovenia are two friendly neighbours connected by close relations, and they also have some outstanding issues that are solvable, the newly-appointed Slovenian Ambassasdor to Croatia, Smiljana Knez, has said.

"I will try to make use of all opportunities to enhance the bilateral relations and strengthen cooperation in all areas of common interest," Knez, who will take office in Zagreb next week, told the Slovenian news agency STA.

She said she would support the continuation of successful economic cooperation, however, she also pointed out open issues such as models to solve the border dispute and the liabilities stemming from the now-defunct Ljubljanska Banka to clients in Croatia.

In their comments on the appointment of Croatia's new government that was inuagurated last month, Slovenian media outlets say room has been created for defusing tensions in the bilateral relations, which were worsened by Croatia's decision to withdraw from the arbitration process on border demarcation and by the ongoing refugee crisis that spilled over to Croatia in mid-September and to Slovenia a month later.

The Ljubljana-based Dnevnik on Saturday quoted Croatian Foreign Minister Miro Kovac as saying that the previous Croatian government made bilateral relations with the neighbours weaker while the new cabinet will try to improve those relations and work on cooperation.

Last update: Thu, 23/06/2016 - 20:42
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