Outgoing President Rings Stock Exchange Bell in Frankfurt

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ZAGREB, February 10, 2020 – Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović on Monday visited the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and signalled the start of the business day by ringing the traditional bell.

President Grabar-Kitarović arrived in Frankfurt to open the German-Croatian business forum, which was organised as part of the events marking the Croatian presidency of the Council of the European Union in the first half of 2020.

Addressing the forum, the president said she hoped that her presence at the opening of the working day of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and at the Croatian-German forum would help further strengthen the two countries’ bilateral relations.

“My attendance also confirms excellent German-Croatian relations, notably in the economic field,” Grabar-Kitarović said in Frankfurt.

In this context she points out the fact that Germany is Croatia’s biggest trading partner and the second biggest market for Croatia’s exports, while German passport-holders are the most numerous tourists visiting Croatia.

She went on to say that the Frankfurt forum was organised in line with the conclusions of the visit of the German Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, Peter Altmaier, to Zagreb in October 2019, when the foundations were laid for the deepening of cooperation, primarily in the fields of energy and digital development.

The Croatian president added that the goal of Zagreb was to facilitate an increase in German investments in the country.

The Croatian president was accompanied by Foreign Minister Gordan Grlić Radman and the National Bank (HNB) governor, Boris Vujčić as well as by the Croatian Chamber of Commerce (HGK) president, Luka Burilović.

More news about relations between Croatia and Germany can be found in the Politics section.


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