London, 9 November 1999: HRH Crown Prince Alexander will be arriving in Budapest 12 November 1999 to attend an important conference with participants from political parties and entities from Yugoslavia and the Diaspora. His Royal Highness will be staying in Budapest until 14 November.
His Royal Highness has always warmly supported and encouraged all efforts to bringing democracy and human rights to Yugoslavia. His Royal Highness wishes to hear positive dialogue during the conference and demands that all entities to put aside all their differences. Everyone must unite, turn a new page and not go back, but rather plan and look ahead to the future and the salvation of Serbia.
His Royal Highness is appealing to the opposition to identify all their areas of strength within their ranks and form a serious and working partnership for democracy. Yugoslavia and the whole region will benefit only once Serbia is at peace with itself and when it is firmly on the course of democracy and human rights. A new democratic government in Belgrade must capably take charge of our destiny and work hard to obtain the confidence of the people and project a fresh positive image internally and externally.
Today on the tenth anniversary of the collapse of the Berlin Wall Serbia is critically behind the rest of Europe, hurt, confused, isolated and still faced with the various internal walls and external walls fashioned by the regime for its own personal survival.
His Royal Highness stresses that the unity of Yugoslavia must be saved and this can only be done with the demise of the regime in Belgrade. The regime has no right to keep the people permanently captive, isolated, confused and ad infinitum subject to propaganda, tactics of deceit, deception and disinformation.
His Royal Highness stresses that the people of Serbia must witness the opposition providing a beacon of hope that they can confidently identify with and support so they know that there is the capability to embark for once and all on democratic reforms.
His Royal Highness will be accompanied by Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Katherine and other members of the Royal Family. Their Royal Highnesses look forward to attending the conference and meeting the participants from the homeland and Diaspora.