The presidents of all six Yugoslav republics met Thursday in this Croatian port city for talks on reshaping their crisis-ridden federation of Communist and non-Communist republics.

The leaders gathered as fears of civil war or military intervention receded because of an agreement by the country's two main political rivals to reject violence and the army's promise to stay out of politics.Thursday's meeting in Split was made possible by a secret meeting Monday between the rival presidents of Yugoslavia's two largest republics - Slobodan Milosevic of Communist Serbia and Franjo Tudjman of non-Communist Croatia.