BELGRADE – Social Democratic Party of Croatia leader Zoran Milanovic should speak for himself when making public statements, US Ambassador to Serbia Kyle Scott said Friday, adding that all countries in the region should be looking to the future, not the past.

It is important that they go forward, which is to be achieved through dialogue – I hope we will see a step forward after the elections in Croatia, Scott said when asked by reporters to comment on a statement by Milanovic in which he described the Serbs and Serbia as “a handful of miserable people.”

Responding to the same question, the head of the EU Delegation to Serbia, Michael Davenport, said everyone must choose adequate language that suits the reality of the situation and the sensitivity of relations in the region.