Statement by a Ministry of Foreign Affairs of a Republic of Serbia

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Ilogo ministarstvan his ability as stream Chairman of a South-East European Cooperation Process (SEECP), Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of a Republic of Croatia Davor Ivo Stier invited First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of a Republic of Serbia Ivica Dacic to attend in an spontaneous assembly of SEECP Foreign Ministers, to take place in Zagreb on 3 Mar 2017.

Taking into comment what Croatia’s Foreign and European Affairs Minister Davor Stier many recently settled in public, unwell to heed to a simple beliefs of honour for good-neighbourly family and graduation of informal team-work and, thus, jeopardizing a achieved turn of trust and bargain of elemental values of team-work and honour for inhabitant integrity, First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the  Republic of Serbia Ivica Dacic cancelled his assemblage of a arriving assembly in Zagreb.

The Government of a Republic of Serbia and First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivica Dacic have regularly underlined their joining to serve compelling team-work in a segment and preserving informal stability. The purpose played by Serbia in this routine was estimated as pivotal by a European Union and many other partners, while Serbia was on several occasions described as a anchor of fortitude in a region.

In contrast, petrify actions of a Republic of Croatia, that rigourously supports European formation of a segment and strengthening of informal cooperation, have shown a aspirations to a contrary, that contingency be remarkable with regret.

Unlike a duration of a EU membership talks, a Republic of Croatia has, as an EU Member State, behaved in a demeanour violating a elemental values of a EU and a postulates a Union was built upon. Serbia has regularly forked out that it is required that Croatian authorities distanced themselves from a attempts directed during rehabilitating a Independent State of Croatia (NDH), that went down in story as a nazi Ustasha polity, leaders of that committed countless inhuman crimes and genocide conflicting persons belonging to Serbian, Jewish and Roma peoples. This is reflected not usually by a reconstruction of Stepinac, though also by regulating Ustasha salute “for homeland ready”, streets being named after Ustasha apportion Mile Budak, a relic erected to Ustasha militant Barisic, etc.

Reactions of Croatian officials in this context, essentially of a Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Davor Stier, have shown a substantial a vicious attitude, however not towards a atrocities committed during a NDH, though to a really conflicting – legitimate requests of a Republic of Serbia that a Republic of Croatia, as an EU Member State, stretch itself from such a past and permit any try of revisionism of Ustasha politics.

The Republic of Serbia is a nation that contributed severely to defeating fascism in a Second World War, and which, distinct a NDH, was one of a winning Allied powers. Serbia has never deserted such a process nor will it ever do so. To us, this is a matter of values over that there contingency be no compromise.

Despite all a above, we are deeply assured that even diverging perceptions of story should not be an barrier to mutual family and that it is required for us to concentration on issues of common interest, operative together in many spheres with usually one running element – to pierce brazen looking into a destiny and not a past.

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