Plenković and Macron to Discuss Croatia-France Ties

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ZAGREB, October 16, 2018 – Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković said on Monday that he and his host Emmanuel Macron would met on Tuesday for the talks on the strengthening of bilateral relations on the political and economic fronts.

“This meeting will be used for the discussion on our bilateral relations. France, along with Germany, is the most influential member of the European Union, it is the country with which our trade is a billion euro annually, and the latest statistics show that Croatia’s exports there are higher than before, which is exceptionally good. The French have invested a billion euro (in Croatia) in the past 25 years, they are our important trading partner,” Plenković said in Paris on Monday evening where he arrived for a two-day working visit.

At the start of his visit, Plenković met Croatian expats in the French capital and on Tuesday he will meet French President Macron.

In connection with political topics, we are going to discuss all topical matters on the agenda of the European Council this week, and we will in particular discuss the results and the consequences of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s general elections, notably the status of the Croats as one of the constituent peoples in Bosnia and Herzegovina,” Plenković told reporters in Paris.

The Croatian prime minister is due to attend a meeting of the France-Croatia Business Council at the MEDEF employer federation, and give a lecture, entitled “Croatia and the Future of the European Union”, at Sorbonne University.

The prime minister is being accompanied by Culture Minister Nina Obuljen Koržinek, Tourism Minister Gari Cappelli and a business delegation headed by Chairman of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce (HGK) Luka Burilović.

An exhibition called “Croatia, Full of Colour” by Croatian photographer and travel writer Davor Rostuhar, organised by the National Tourist Board’s French office and the Zagreb Tourist Board, will open at the Louvre in Paris on Tuesday evening and Plenković will formally open the event.


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