President to Visit Macedonia and Attend Brdo-Brijuni Summit

By 25 April 2018

ZAGREB, April 25, 2018 - President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović will officially visit Macedonia on Thursday and on Friday she will attend the annual meeting of leaders of the Brdo-Brijuni Process, the Office of the Croatian President said in a press release Wednesday.

Grabar-Kitrović is scheduled to meet her Macedonian counterpart Gjorgje Ivanov, Parliament Speaker Talat Džaferi and Prime Minister Zoran Zaev on Thursday. She will also meet representatives of the Croat community in Macedonia.

On Friday, the president is expected to meet Croatian business people and representatives of the Croatian companies in Macedonia, as well as Croatian police officers, members of the 51st Contingent of the mobile unit for monitoring the state border who have been helping their Macedonian colleagues prevent illegal migrations since December 2015.

The annual Brdo-Brijuni Process meeting will be held in Skopje on Friday. European Council President Donald Tusk and Bulgarian President Bojko Borisov will attend Thursday's meeting, in addition to the co-chairs of the initiative – Croatian President Grabar-Kitarović and Slovenian President Borut Pahor – and host, Macedonian President Ivanov, as well as the presidents of other Brdo-Brijuni Process participant countries (Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo and Albania).

The Brdo-Brijuni process was launched in 2013 by Slovenia and Croatia in order to further stabilise conditions in Southeast Europe through regional cooperation and solving outstanding issues.