Serbian PM: Reciprocal measures for Croatia on Thursday

NEWS 25.04.2018 13:41
Source: Tanjug / Filip Krainčanić

Serbia’s Prime Minister Ana Brnabic said on Wednesday that the government's response in a tit-for-tat diplomatic row with Croatia would be announced on Thursday.

Brnabic added that she had some idea on what the response might be after Zagreb had denied hospitality to Serbia’s Defence Minister Aleksandar Vulin earlier this month, but fell short of describing the exact measures prepared.

Earlier on Wednesday, Serbia’s Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic was asked directly to comment on Serbia’s response, and said he did not know who would be the Croatian official that Belgrade is expected to ban from entering Serbia after Zagreb had declared Vulin a persona non grata in Croatia.

“I don’t know who that will be. If we followed Croatian logic, a small number of world politicians would be let into Serbia, considering what they have been saying about us in recent years,” Dacic said.

“But,” he added, “Serbia is not like that, though it has to preserve its dignity and respond in the same way.”

Asked about the influence those tit-for-tat actions might have to the bilateral relations, Dacic said he didn’t understand why Zagreb “deals with such things,” adding Vulin did not intend to go to Croatia at all.

“I think it’s better for us to improve our relations and to find common interests rather than to complicate already difficult relationship.” Dacic said.

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