Kosovo commends Croatia's involvement, especially in the economy sector
EVENING NEWS 21.1.2003. Croatian Television President Mesic Meets With UN Representatives to Kosovo Pacifying the situation in Kosovo and the entire region is in the interest of Croatia, which has economic interests in this area, Croatian President Stjepan Mesic said after a meeting with representatives of the UN Mission to Kosovo in Zagreb Tuesday. "We want a peaceful situation in the region which will allow for better cooperation. This includes Kosovo where we want the law-based state to function because we have economic interests there. Our companies have property in Kosovo," Mesic said. The meeting was attended by representatives of Croatia's oil company INA, which, apart from having property in the Yugoslav province, is interested in embarking upon new enterprises there. "Croatia is a friendly nation which follows the development of events which are difficult in Kosovo. Kosovo commends Croatia's involvement, especially in the economy sector," UN Mission chief Michael Steiner said after the meeting. Commenting on the talks, Steiner said both Croatia's and Kosovo's mutual interests had been presented - the wish for re-kindling of economic cooperation. He stressed that the Croatian president had accepted his invitation to visit Kosovo, which would help in additionally stimulate economic cooperation.