Sunday, March 30, 2008

EU: Croatia ready to help other Western Balkan countries

Croatian Foreign Minister Gordan Jandrokovic has said Croatia will assist other Western Balkan countries on their path to EU membership by offering them its experience and advice.

"Croatia is ready to help with its experience, advice and expertise. It has been and remains our policy," Jandrokovic told a press conference after an informal meeting of EU foreign ministers with their counterparts from Western Balkan countries in the Slovenian resort of Brdo in suburban Ljubljana.

The EU foreign ministers reaffirmed on Saturday the bloc's commitment to the European integration of the Western Balkan countries, including Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia.