Made in China becoming Made in Croatia?
County prefect of the Split Dalmatia County Zlatko Ževrnja welcomed the representatives of Guangdong, one of the most prosperous provinces in China. Aim of the meeting was to establish economic, cultural and tourism cooperation between two regions. Along with the County prefect, meeting was also attended by the deputy prefect Ante Šošić, Anđelko Katavić, Vicencije Bijuk, Tomislav Đonlić, Stipe Čogelja and the director of the County Tourist Board Joško Stella while the Guangdong province was represented by , , , , , and .
Deputy of the main secretary of Guangdong Wu Subing said that they are extremely pleased to be in Croatia and Split Dalmatia county and that they are looking forward to future cooperation between the two regions:”This trip comes after the initial visit by one of our colleagues back in April when a preliminary cooperation agreement was signed. Now we have decided to see the region for ourselves and to intensify our cooperation. We thank the County prefect for his invitation and hospitality, during the last few days we were able to experience the beauty of your country and the kindness of your people. We would also like to take this opportunity to invite your County prefect to come and visit us during the Silk Road International Expo this October” Ms Subing commented.
County prefect Zlatko Ževrnja noted that Guangdong is one of the most developed provinces in China and that there is a great possibility of Chinese investments in this county from some of the most renowned Chinese investments: “This meeting is the continuation of our talks from April 16th when we published a memorandum of cooperation between the two regions. When we know that Guangdong exports over 1 trillion dollars in goods and imports just about the same amount, we see a great opportunity for economic cooperation but also a great opportunity for Chinese investments in our county”.
Ževrnja also stated that all the potentials of Split Dalmatian county were presented during the meeting from tourist ones to the 11 business zones that are ready to accept new investors right now and noted that Croatia is very attractive for Chinese investors because its ports will significantly shorten the arrival of Chinese goods to the EU market.