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The Presidency on the withdrawal of the Yugoslav Army, The Hague Conference and the refugees

Ljubljana, 17 October - The withdrawal of the remaining units of the Yugoslav Army, the tomorrow's continuation of The Hague Conference on Yugoslavia and the problem of the refugees were addressed at the today's session of the Presidency of the Republic of Slovenia. The Presidency backed the agreement on the withdrawal of the Yugoslav Army from Slovenia that assumes the withdrawal of the military through the port of Koper, while all the armaments and other technical supports should remain in Slovenia until the final balance following the dissolution of Yugoslavia is settled. Slovenia expects that the tomorrow's session in The Hague will grant it diplomatic and political recognition and is ready to cooperate with those republics that thus desire. There are now more than 20.000 refugees from Croatia in Slovenia according to the latest data, thus the Presidency decided that talks with Croatia and Serbia should start immediately since the burden of the refugees is becoming to much to carry. The Presidency also supported the call for evacuation of the severely wounded as well as the call to facilitate the shipments of the medical materials and food to the town of Vukovar.

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