CROWN PRINCE VISITS CROATIA
Zagreb, Belgrade 10 October 2006 - Their Royal Highnesses
Crown Prince Alexander II and Crown Princess Katherine accompanied by Mr.
Dusan Babac, Member of The Privy Council visited Zagreb today where they
were warmly welcomed by His Excellency President Stjepan Mesic of the
Republic of Croatia.
During their conversation in Presidency of the Republic
of Croatia, HRH Crown Prince Alexander II and HE President Stjepan Mesic
discussed about positions of two neighbouring countries, Serbia and Croatia
in the European Union. HRH Crown Prince Alexander pointed out that Serbia
should follow the example of Croatia for its good strategy and positioning
skills that this country has shown during the last period. His Royal
Highness stressed the importance of diplomatic solutions, compromises and
negotiating skills that we all have to improve. His Royal Highness also
discussed with President Mesic the rights of minorities and particularly the
Serbs in Croatia. The Crown Prince also mentioned the importance of economic
relations and increased trade between Serbian and Croatia.
Their Royal Highnesses also met with the representatives
of the religious communities in Zagreb: His Eminence Metropolitan Jovan of
Zagreb – Ljubljana and Italy. Mufti Sefko Omerbasic. Rabi Zvi Eliezer
Alonije in their residences. Unfortunately, Their Royal Highnesses could not
meet with His Eminence Cardinal Josip Bozanic since he was out of the
Country due to his obligations. On behalf of His Eminence the Royal Couple
was welcomed by Monsignor Batelija. His Royal Highness emphasized that we
all have to work together in building and strengthening the bridges between
all people regardless of their religion or ethnic origin.
Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown
Princess Katherine visited the Serbian Cultural Society “Prosveta” where
they met with Mr. Milorad Pupovac President of the Serbian National Council
and Mr. Cedimir Visnjic President of “Prosveta”.
Their Royal Highnesses were warmly welcomed by HE
Ambassador Radivoj Cveticanin in the Serbian Embassy in Zagreb, were they
had lunch with Their Excellencies the Ambassadors of Greece, Russia, Great
Britain and Bosnia and Herzegovina.