ZAGREB, May 3, 2019 – Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović travels to Canada next week for an official visit from May 12 to 17, during which she will meet with Governor General Julie Payette, who represents the Queen of the United Kingdom.
It will be the first state visit to Canada by a Croatian president since Croatia gained independence in the early 1990s.
President Grabar-Kitarović and her husband Jakov Kitarović are scheduled to visit Ottawa, Toronto, Hamilton and Calgary.
“Croatia is a valued partner for Canada in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the United Nations (UN) and the European Union (EU). Croatian-Canadians make important contributions to Canada’s multicultural society,” Payette’s office said in a press release.
Croatian Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković met with Payette in Ottawa in October 2017 after in July of that year she was approved by Queen Elizabeth II as the next Governor General of Canada, becoming the fourth woman to fill this post.
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