Published on : Thursday, March 28, 2019
Croatia and India are keen in strengthening bilateral relations and deepening economic cooperation, as said by Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic and visiting Indian President Ram Nath Kovind.
Accompanied by Indian businessmen attending the Croatian-Indian Business Forum on Wednesday, Ram Nath Kovind has become the first Indian president coming to visit Croatia since its independence.
Four agreements on co-operation were signed in Zagreb: two from the field of education and two from tourism and sport.
President Kovind stressed that India gives great importance to relations with the European Union and that the Croatian EU Presidency in 2020 will be a framework for reinforcing cooperation.
The Croatian President said, “I invite India to join the Rijeka Port project as an entry into Central and Eastern Europe and the free trade zone.” She invited Indian businessmen to establish an Indian distribution center in Rijeka port.
President Kovind urged Croatian business people to invest in India and expressed his satisfaction with the fact that 64,000 Indian tourists visit Croatia annually.