Croatia and Serbia can and deserve to have better relations because “that is desirable for all of us and everyone in the region,” Croatian Foreign Minister Gordan Grlic Radman stated on March 16.
“We are making advances in that sense,” he stated during the panel discussion “Bilateral Relations of Serbia and Croatia – Towards a New Dynamic.” During his video address of the gathering in Belgrade, he stressed that the task of the current authorities in Belgrade and Zagreb, when bilateral ties are concerned, was to “face the past, listen and understand each other.”
“Political dialogue is very important. It should be a narrative that is conciliatory, leading to cooperation, cohabitation, good neighborly relations. One does not contribute to anything when one suggests bad narratives in the public space,” the minister said.