Croatia and Iran Improving Cooperation

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ZAGREB, March 1, 2018 – President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović on Thursday received Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who is at the helm of a trade delegation visiting Croatia, and the two officials talked about strengthening bilateral economic relations, the President’s Office said in a press release.

The visiting Iranian delegation and Croatian entrepreneurs are to attend a business forum to be organised by the Croatian Chamber of Commerce in Zagreb.

During their talks, the Croatian president and the Iranian FM spoke about several Croatian companies that already have experience in doing business in Iran, as well as other companies interested in appearing on the Iranian market. Furthermore, Iran is particularly interested in the delivery of oil and gas supplies as well as in investing in Croatia.

In order to boost bilateral economic cooperation, it is necessary to resolve the issue of setting up a system of funds transfers and that is being actively worked on both in Croatia and Iran.

Today’s talks also focused on Southeast Europe, particularly Bosnia and Herzegovina, and on the relations between Iran and the European Union, key issues of global significance with emphasis on Yemen, Syria and Afghanistan and on migrations.

Minister Zarif underscored that President Grabar-Kitarović’s visit to Iran in May 2016 paved the way for opening a new chapter in the bilateral relations. In 2016, Grabar-Kitarović headed a large trade delegation including three ministers and about seventy Croatian entrepreneurs. Two cooperation agreements were signed during that visit and an Iranian-Croatian economic forum was held during which Croatian companies established contacts with Iranian partners.


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