Croatian President Stjepan Mesić in New York on Tuesday met the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon with whom he talked about Croatia's contribution to the work of the UN Security Council, the situation in Southeast Europe, notably in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Kosovo.
Mr. Ban greeted President Mesić in Croatian.
"The main topic of the talks was our good cooperation. Ban thanked me on cooperation and praised the work of our permanent representative to the UN, Ranko Vilovic. He also expressed interest in our region, given the UN engagement in the area," Croatian President stated after the talks.
President Mesić said he informed the UN Secretary General of his opinion that the Dayton Agreement stopped the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina but failed to set up mechanisms for the proper functioning of the country. Some in the Bosnian Serb entity do not accept Bosnia-Herzegovina as a country, but they are creating a country within a country, and that is not good for the region or Bosnia-Herzegovina, President Mesić emphasized. The Croatian president also said he told Ban that the architecture of Southeast Europe was completed after Kosovo gained independence. Ban underlined excellent cooperation with Ambassador Vilović.