Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic said Friday that Russia should not be seen as an enemy while relations with Russia should follow principles, local media reported.
Kitarovic made the remarks as she attended the Munich Security Conference (MSC), which which officially opened Friday afternoon in Germany, according to Croatia's news agency HINA.
According to the report, she said developing relations with Russia should follow two tracks.
One is defense of the principles of international law and the other is cooperation, including in the fields of fighting against terrorism, the Syrian issue, and in the stabilization of Southeast Europe, she said.
"We should not make Russia to be an enemy, but we must be very clear in the protection of the sovereignty and territorial integrity. And every country has the right to decide their future," she was quoted as saying.