“I very much look forward to deepening our political relationship, our consultations, our economic cooperation,” Plenković said on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between Croatia and China.
The Croatian prime minister pointed out that the relations between Zagreb and Beijing over the past 30 years had been excellent.
He said that bilateral cooperation within the Chinese initiative “One Belt One Road” had intensified and that the 17+1 initiative, within which Beijing cooperates with Central and Eastern European countries, was an excellent tool for all of us in Central and Eastern Europe.
Plenković also noted that Chinese companies had built the Pelješac Bridge and the Senj Wind Farm, and he also called for more cooperation and dialogue between China and the European Union on global issues, including global security and peace and climate change, especially in the energy sector, Xinhua reported.
“We should cooperate more. I think we have a very solid basis. We have 30 years of cooperation and a very intensive period over the past couple of years,” the Croatian PM said.
He said he particularly appreciated that Croatia had been able to acquire sufficient amounts of protective equipment and masks during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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