Serbia promises co-operation to Dutch MPs

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Serbian President Boris Tadic says his country will do everything it can to co-operate with the UN Yugoslavia Tribunal in The Hague. The undertaking was made to a delegation of Dutch MPs who are visiting Belgrade.

Former Bosnian-Serb army chief Ratko Mladic has for years been on the wanted list of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia ICTY. He is charged with war crimes including involvement in the genocide around the fall of the Muslim enclave of Srebrenica which was guarded by Dutch UN soldiers. Serbia has long been accused of not doing enough to bring about Mr Mladic’s arrest.

The Dutch MPs also received the assurance that Belgrade would soon ratify a co-operation treaty with the European Union and begin to implement associated reforms. The Netherlands has for a long time been against the treaty, arguing that Serbia was dragging its feet on the arrest of Mr Mladic.

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