Serbian President, Aleksandar Vucic is going to receive soon an official invitation from the Croatian President, Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic to officially visit Zagreb by the year-end.
This would mark a new stage in the bilateral relations between the two countries. Following that, Serbian and Croatian PMs, Ana Brnabic and Andrej Plenkovic respectively would also have a meeting – sources close to the Croatian President claim.
At the meeting in Zagreb, Vucic and Grabar Kitarovic would talks about all of the unresolved issues that are impeding the relations between the two countries, including the ones from the recent history like finding out what happened to the persons missing in the civil war and returning cultural heritage items, as well as border issues and economic cooperation.
Before meeting in Zagreb, the two presidents could also meet at the margins of the UN General Assembly meeting in New York.
“It would be really good if the two presidents and prime ministers were able to meet more frequently, or at least once a year. Now is the good time to have a fresh start in relations and, to that end, the Croatian officials want Vucic to come to Zagreb”, an unnamed Croatian diplomat says.
Official Zagreb has pretty big expectations from the meeting, and considers it to be a U-turn in normalization of the relations between the two countries.
The renowned Croatian journalist, Drago Hedl says that, despite the ups and downs in the Croatian-Serbian relations and amplitudes that sometimes are far from normal, the two countries are slowly but surely paving the way towards the normalization of relations.
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