Kosovo was prominent in the agenda. Russia and Croatia are both speaking up for local developments to be normalized as soon as possible. Both countries call to prevent Kosovo tensions escalating, which may have dire prospects for the entire region, said the conferees.
Their opinion exchange on topical international issues revealed close or fully shared stances on an emergent new European security system, and on the ways of Southeast European post-conflict stabilization, says a ministerial functionary.
As Messrs. Razov and Biscevic emphasized, Russo-Croat cooperation needs another impetus proceeding from understandings the two Presidents made at last year's summits. In particular, the two countries ought to work out practical patterns on which to settle Soviet clearing indebtedness to countries within former Yugoslavia insofar as the matter concerns Croatia. Contacts will be spectacularly enhanced with major energy projects implemented, such as prospects to integrate the Druzhba (Friendship) and Adria pipelines.