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Serbian Foreign Minister Ivan Mrkic met with his Croatian counterpart and Deputy Prime Minister Vesna Pusic. The two officials discussed about "issues related to the joint future of the two countries and cooperation in certain areas after Croatia's accession to the European Union (EU) on July 1."
Mrs Pusic reiterated that Croatia will support Serbia "unambiguously" towards full European integration, and identified "possibilities for improvement of relations between the two countries," in addition to ongoing "affirmation of regional cooperation and good neighborly relations." Croatia brought renewed support to Serbia just a few days ahead of important decisions to be taken by the EU. "Serbia respects such a move very much," said Mr. Mrkic. The two delegations also talked about trade potentials, joint participation on the "third markets" and promotion of traffic connections.
Serbia also received support from Austrian counterpart and Vice-Chancellor Michael Spindelegger who expressed his country's "clear commitment for EU expansion in the Balkans," Kosovo included. Convinced of the "irreversibility" of the normalization process between Serbia and Kosovo, Mr. Spindelegger explained that he expected a clear signal to emerge from the upcoming EU Summit. Serbia has done many concrete things on its path towards the EU, and therefore deserves a positive decision from the European Council, Prime Minister Ivica Dacic and the head of the European Parliament delegation for South East Europe Eduard Kukan agreed.
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