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Lithuania’s Foreign Minister meets with President of Croatia

Created: 2019.06.07 / Updated: 2019.06.10 09:22
      Lithuania’s Foreign Minister meets with President of Croatia
      Lithuania’s Foreign Minister meets with President of Croatia

      On 7 June in Zagreb, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius, who was paying an official visit to Croatia, met with the President of Croatia Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović.

      L. Linkevičius thanked Croatia for its decision to send troops to join NATO's enhanced forward presence battalion in Lithuania in 2020 and offered Lithuania's assistance with preparing for Croatia's upcoming EU Presidency.

      "We support the country's determination to strengthen the transatlantic relationship as part of the Croatian Presidency‘s activities, as well as to give due attention to the EU‘s Eastern Partnership initiative," said the Foreign Minister.

      The officials discussed Croatia's plans to join the euro area, the Schengen passport-free travel zone, and the OECD.

      L. Linkevičius also met with Miro Kovač, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Croatian Parliament and Igor Dragovan, Chairman of the Defense Committee. The meetings focused on Croatia's upcoming Presidency of the Council of the EU in the first half of 2020 and other items on the European agenda.

      On 6 June, L. Linkevičius participated in the official opening ceremony of the Embassy of Lithuania in Zagreb.

       

      Photos: Office of the President of the Republic of Croatia