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Ivo Josipović Becomes First Croatian President to Speak in Serbia’s Parliament – We Must be Friends

Croatian President Ivo Josipović has addressed the Serbian parliament to say that for the sake of a better future, the two nations had to restore mutual trust.

Croatian President Ivo Josipović - pic: HRT

Croatian President Ivo Josipović – pic: HRT

Ivo Josipović has become the first Croatian President to address the Serbian parliament. Josipović, who is on an official visit to Belgrade, said that Croatia and Serbia had to restore mutual trust and put an end to the ‘cycle of conflict’.

“We close the book on the conflict and show political will and determination to end the cycle of conflict and clear the way for a true partnership,” Josipović said in the Serbian Parliament, adding that the fact that he was speaking there shows that the two nations had matured politically and paved the way for a new era of friendship.

“If we differ in our view on historical circumstances, we nevertheless have to stand united in one thing, we have to stand united in condemning every war crime,” said Josipović, pointing out that the two nations relations are important for the development of Southeast Europe as Serbia makes it way towards the European Union.

“Croatia will help Serbia and all its neighbors as much as they ask and as much as we can,” the Croatian President concluded.

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