Serbian Deputy Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić’s April 29 visit to Zagreb has marked a thaw in Serbian-Croatian relations, which had been deadlocked in the wake of the election of nationalist Tomislav Nikolić as President of Serbia.

Vučić believes that following Croatia’s accession to the EU, cooperation between the two countries will be reinforced, reports Danas.

For his part, Croatian Foreign Minister Vesna Pusić announced that both countries are planning to take part in talks on the withdrawal of genocide proceedings relating to the 1991-95 war, which have been filed with the International Court of Justice by the two states.