ZAGREB, February 24, 2018 – Representatives of relevant Croatian and Serbian bodies met on Friday to discuss people gone missing in the Homeland War, concluding that the information on the missing delivered during Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić’s recent visit refers to persons who have already been found, the Croatian War Veterans Ministry said on Saturday.
The information was delivered with good intentions but checks have revealed that the data refer to persons who have been found and whose personal data are very similar to those of persons for whom the ministry’s department for detained and missing persons is still looking.
The meeting was organised by the Croatian government’s commission for detained and missing persons, whose chair Stjepan Sučić and his Serbian counterpart Veljko Odalović agreed that it is necessary to intensify the resolution of outstanding issues. In order to advance relations in the search for the missing, it was agreed that it is necessary to adopt a new act as the current legal framework dates back to 1995 and that it is necessary to highlight the search for the missing as a humanitarian issue.
It was agreed that the next meeting will be held by the end of April, again in Zagreb.