- Title: UNITED STATES: BALKAN PEACE TALKS SAID TO BE GOING WELL
- Date: 7th November 1995
- Summary: DAYTON, OHIO, UNITED STATES (NOVEMBER 7, 1995) (REUTERS TELEVISION - ACCESS ALL) 1. SV EXTERIOR OF L'AUBERGE RESTAURANT 0.05 2. SV ARRIVAL OF CROATIAN DELEGATION LED BY FOREIGN MINISTER MATE GRANIC (IN BLUE COAT, BALDING) 0.19 3. SV ARRIVAL OF UNITED STATES (U.S.) MEDIATOR RICHARD HOLBROOKE AND EUROPEAN UNION MEDIATOR CARL BILDT 0.50 4. SV ARRIVAL OF SERBIAN PRESIDENT SLOBODAN MILOSEVIC 1.15 5. SV ARRIVAL OF BOSNIAN PRESIDENT ALIJA IZETBEGOVIC 1.30 6. SV POLICEMAN/ RESTAURANT SIGN 1.41 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved.
- Embargoed: 22nd November 1995 12:00
- Location: DAYTON, OHIO, UNITED STATES
- Country: USA
- Reuters ID: LVA1PGI9P7WZZ3EF9Z4PL7I7WIIH
- Story Text: Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic said on Tuesday (November 7) the Balkan peace talks were going well as delegates left their discussions for dinner at a local restaurant hosted by United States (U.S.) chief negotiator Richard Holbrooke.
"It goes well," Milosevic briefly remarked to reporters as he entered the restaurant "L'Auberge". The building had a sign of fleur de lys painted on its side, the same symbol of the Bosnian government.
The presidents of Bosnia and Serbia and Croatia's foreign minister are sequestered at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, to discuss a peace plan for former Yugoslavia.
Officials were expecting the negotiations to get a fresh boost when Croatia's President Franjo Tudjman returns to Dayton on Wednesday.
Tudjman left two days after the talks began last Wednesday to deal with post-election affairs in his country. Before leaving he agreed with Milosevic to work urgently to solve the problem of Eastern Slavonia.
Officials believe the two leaders could clinch a deal on Eastern Slavonia within days of his arrival.
The Serbs insist on a three-year transition period before Croatia takes control of the oil-rich and fertile region, its only access to the Danube. Zagreb insists on one year.
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