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Statement by the President of the Republic following the death of a respected Croatian politician, Mr Ivica Račan

Ljubljana, 04/29/2007  |  press release, statement

Following the death of Ivica Račan, a respected Croatian politician and a friend of many years’ standing, the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Dr Janez Drnovšek, issued the following statement:

“I was deeply saddened to learn of the death of a friend of mine for many years and a partner in complex political projects which helped Croatia and Slovenia, two friendly neighbouring countries, embark on the path of democracy and progress. I offer my heartfelt sympathy to the members of Mr Račan’s family, his colleagues and the Croatian people.

We have lost a man who was confident of the future and assumed responsibility for what he could contribute to a better future for the present as well as future generations. It is with gratitude that I remember our co-operation and the creative moments we have spent together.”