Vucic will not travel to Zagreb for EPP congress

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic has decided against travelling to Zagreb for a European People's Party (EPP) congress to which he had been invited as Serbian Progressive Party leader.

14 Novembar 2019 13:00

BELGRADE - Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic has decided against travelling to Zagreb for a European People's Party (EPP) congress to which he had been invited as Serbian Progressive Party leader.

In a letter to EPP President Joseph Daul, Vucic explained that one of the reasons behind his decision was that he did not want to contribute to a further deterioration of the position of Serbs in Croatia.

In the letter, published by the Belgrade daily Blic Thursday, Vucic wrote that his decision not to attend was not a proof of weakness, but of strength and a desire to change things for the better.

He pointed out that an outstretched hand and an open door to better relations between Serbs and Croats and Serbia and Croatia in the future were the most important part of the policy he was representing.

"I want to inform you that I have prepared what, to me, seems to be a serious analysis of developments in the region, as well as of what all of us together would have to do in the period to come. However..., a real media harangue against my coming to Zagreb and Croatia has been going on in almost all Croatian media for weeks," Vucic noted in the letter to Daul, thanking him for the invitation to speak at the congress.


Photo: Tanjug/D.Kujundzic, file

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