ZAGREB, May 3, 2018 – President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović held a lecture at the Dr. Franjo Tuđman military academy on Wednesday on stability in Southeast Europe, the security environment and challenges, underscoring that Southeast Europe’s stability is undoubtedly Croatia’s priority.
The president held the lecture for the students of the Ban Josip Jelačić War College, the Blago Zadro Command and Staff School, the Andrija Matijaš Pauk Officers’ School and the members of the Cadet Battalion of the Croatian Defence Academy Dr. Franjo Tuđman, the president’s office said on its web site.
The Republic of Croatia, as a responsible member of the international community, is responsible for its own security and for the security of our allies and partners, and in that regard Southeast Europe’s stability is a priority for Croatia, the president said.
She underscored that Croatia firmly supports the European Union’s enlargement, and said that strengthening regional cooperation and developing good neighbourly relations are essential components of the enlargement process.
Grabar-Kitarović said that Croatia’s security and intelligence system is open for cooperation with neighbouring countries in matters of common interest such as illegal migration, radicalism, extremism, terrorism and organised crime. She once again reiterated that long-term stability of Southeast Europe is Croatia’s wish and an essential national interest, the president’s office said in a press release.