Nikolic speaks with Croatian president, German chancellor

Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic met with his Croatian counterpart Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic in New York on Sunday, his media office said in a statement.

Source: Tanjug
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Nikolic and Grabar Kitarovic discussed the crisis in the two countries' relations caused by the Croatian government - according to the statement.

The two officials "agreed this is not the way to create the needed atmosphere for regional cooperation, adding they will make efforts for the mutual relations to go back on an upward trajectory as soon as possible."

Nikolic is in New York for this year's UN General Assembly meetings.

"Measured"

Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic and German Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed in an informal conversation in New York that Serbia "responded in a measured but also decisive way to Croatia's border blockade."

Nikolic met with Merkel during the UN General Assembly meeting, the Serbian president's media relations office said late on Saturday.

According to this, Nikolic and Merkel also said that Serbia "has not made a single mistake in this situation and voiced satisfaction that the country's relations with Croatia are being normalized again."

At the invitation of the German chancellor, Nikolic attended a reception organized by her country.

Also in New York, Nikolic conferred with Zahir Tanin, the newly appointed Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General.

The Serbian president also met with Prince Albert of Monaco, President of the South African Republic Jacob Zuma, President of Chile Michelle Bachelet, Queen Silvia of Sweden, Swedish Prime Minister Stephen Lofven and Foreign Minister of Tunisia Taieb Baccouche, the statement said.

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