New Foreign Minister Grlić Radman Meets with Foreign Diplomats

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ZAGREB, July 25, 2019 – The newly-appointed Foreign and European Affairs Minister Gordan Grlić Radman on Wednesday met with foreign diplomats accredited to Croatia to present to them Croatia’s foreign policy priorities in the coming period.

Grlić Radman underscored that Croatia’s presidency of the European Union in the first half of 2020 was one of the top priorities of Croatia’s diplomacy in the coming period, along with accession to the Schengen Area, the Eurozone and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the ministry said in a press release.

He pointed out that over the past three decades Croatia had achieved its most significant strategic objectives, including joining the UN, NATO and the European Union. From a country that at one time had European Community monitors deployed because of the war in Croatia, it has grown into a country that will, in five months’ time, take over the presidency of the Council of the European Union, the minister said.

Minister Grlić Radman recalled his early days in Croatian diplomacy and his contribution to establishing the diplomatic service. He thanked the Diplomatic Corps for its work until now and expressed his confidence in the power of diplomacy for common responses to current challenges to peace and security.

Grlić Radman stepped into office last week as part of a major government reshuffle by Prime Minister Andrej Plenković after the position was vacated by Marija Pejčinović Burić who has been elected Secretary-General of the Council of Europe.

More foreign policy news can be found in the Politics section.


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