ZAGREB, February 12, 2018 – Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić arrived in Zagreb on Monday morning for a two-day official visit to relax the strained bilateral relations and help settle outstanding issues dating from the breakup of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in the early 1990s.
He was welcomed by his host, President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, who invited him to visit Zagreb last month. A tete-a-tete meeting of the two presidents ensued after the welcoming ceremony and they were expected to be joined by several ministers from the two governments.
Some of the topics on the agenda are the search for 1,945 people unaccounted-for from the 1991-1995 war, the restitution of cultural assets plundered from Croatia during the conflict, cooperation in prosecuting war crimes, the status of the respective minorities, and border demarcation.
Grabar-Kitarović and Vučić are due to address the press after the talks. After that, Vučić is expected to hold separate meetings with Croatian Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković and Prime Minister Andrej Plenković.
Last week, the Croatian PM said that he would raise the issue of war reparations, which prompted Vučić to say before his departure for Zagreb that he would provide Plenković with “a responsible and serious answer”.