U.S. top diplomat to attend Croatia Summit

08:32, July 08, 2011      

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U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs William Burns will travel to Croatia on Friday to attend the Croatia Summit, State Department said in a statement on Thursday.

In Dubrovnik, a Croatian tourist city on the Adriatic Sea coast, Burns will deliver remarks at the summit, with the theme "A New Decade for South East Europe -- Finalizing the Transition," according to the statement.

The statement said he will underscore the progress that has been made in South East Europe over the past two decades, the continued commitment of the United States to the region.

Burns will also meet with Croatian President Ivo Josipovic, Prime Minister Kosor, Albanian Prime Minister Berisha, Bulgarian Prime Minister Borissov, and other senior government officials.

In June, the European Union summer summit declared Croatia's entry negotiations will end before July, and the country is expected to become the 28th EU members in 2013, which will make it the second former Yugoslavian country to join the EU after Slovenia.

Source: Xinhua
 
 
     
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
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