- Title: CROATIA: EU MEDIATOR AND U.N. ENVOY ARRIVE IN ZAGREB
- Date: 5th June 1995
- Summary: ZAGREB, CROATIA (JUNE 5, 1995) (RTV - ACCESS ALL) 1. SV INTERNATIONAL PEACE MEDIATORS LORD OWEN AND THORVALD STOLTENBERG ARRIVING 0.04 2. SV INTERIOR MEETING, CROATIAN PRESIDENT FRANJO TUDJMAN WELCOMING OWEN AND STOLTENBERG 0.10 3. SV OWEN, STOLTENBERG AND TUDJMAN SITTING 0.27 4. SV OWEN WALKING OUT WITH STOLTENBERG 0.34 5. SCU OWEN SPEAKING (ENGLISH) 1.32 6. SV OWEN AND STOLTENBERG GO TO CARS, DRIVE OFF 1.51 SEQUENCE 5 transcript: OWEN :"WELL WE WANTED TO GO AND TRY AND GET THE NEGOTIATION DYNAMIC BACK AGAIN. WE WOULD LIKE TO GET INTO DIALOGUE AND HELP BOTH CROATIAN GOVERNMENT AND KNIN CROATIAN SERBS BACK INTO NEGOTIATION. MAYBE IT IS TOO EARLY, BUT WE FEEL IT IS NEVER TOO EARLY. SILENCE IS DANGEROUS. WE ARE GOING TO BELGRADE THIS AFTERNOON AND HAVE DINNER WITH SERBIAN PRESIDENT SLOBODAN MILOSEVIC" Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved.
- Embargoed: 20th June 1995 13:00
- Location: ZAGREB, CROATIA
- Country: Croatia
- Reuters ID: LVA9N5GJZUYTHG57ZQ2VN98QZRQF
- Story Text: European Union mediator Lord Owen and United Nations (U.N.) envoy Thorvald Stoltenberg arrived in the Croatian capital Zagreb on Monday (June 5) hoping to advance the peace process in former Yugoslavia.
After the two mediators had met Croatian President Franjo Tudjman in the Croatian capital, Zagreb, Owen said he and Stoltenberg wanted to encourage the resumption of negotiations between leaders in the breakaway Serb enclave of Krajina in Croatia and the Croatian government.
He warned against the dangers of a deterioration in relations during the absence of talks.
"The one-day visit is another round in their efforts to get a dialogue going between the Croatian government and Serbia," a spokeswoman at Owen's office said.
Owen said he and Stoltenberg would meet Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic in Belgrade for dinner.
Owen, appointed in August 1992 as European Union mediator for former Yugoslavia, announced last week that he intended to resign at the end of June after nearly three years of dogged negotiation had failed to end the bloodshed in the region.
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