President Mesić says Croatia to join in calls for removal of causes of terrorism (HINA)
Croatia will try to contribute to the global struggle against terrorism at the forthcoming thematic discussion of the United Nations Security Council on this topic, and will join in appeals for more efforts to be invested in removing conditions which have led to the appearance of terrorism, President Stjepan Mesic said in New York on Sunday where he arrived a few days before the thematic discussion by the Security Council which is being chaired by Croatia this month.
"Terrorist attacks in Mumbai have demonstrated that terrorism is a global threat. The world must be united in endeavors to stop not only perpetrators but also those who orchestrate and finance terrorism," President Mesić told Croatian reporters in New York where he arrived in an official visit on the occasion of the December sitting by the UN Security Council.
President Mesić reiterated that it was also necessary to eliminate the environment which had led to the occurrence of terrorism.
Asked about Croatia's position on the forthcoming inauguration of the Democratic Administration of Barack Obama in the White House, the Croatian head of state that Obama would usher in a new style on the politics, but "basic directions of the US external policy, including its policy towards Croatia, will not be changed". Croatia has developed "very good relations with the outgoing administration and good relations will continue with the new administration," President Mesić emphasized.