President Meets with Turkish Business People in Istanbul

By 18 February 2019

ZAGREB, February 18, 2019 - Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović on Sunday evening met a group of Turkish business people in Istanbul where she arrived for participation in a gathering of the World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAF), the office of the Croatian head of state said in a press release.

"Throughout the years, Croatia and Turkey have nurtured a strong friendship, understanding and closeness in their ties, which is reflected in cooperation in the framework of international forums and especially in key areas of joint interest," the Croatian President was quoted as saying in her address to the Turkish business people.

"The economy is one of the areas of cooperation to which President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and I have devoted a lot of attention at our meeting last month," Grabar-Kitarović said.

She invited Turkish business people to invest in Croatia and explore new business opportunities and projects that the country offers, and said that "Croatia highly appreciates the activities of Turkish companies in the country, lends its full support and respects Turkish investments in Croatian tourism, banking and energy – areas that have special importance for the development of the Croatian economy".

The Croatian president thanked executives of the Foreign Economic Relations Board of Turkey (DEIK) and the Croatian-Turkish Business Council for efforts in establishing cooperation between the companies of the two countries and developing new business projects.

Grabar-Kitarović is due to address the Grand Opening of World Congress of Angel Investors of WBAF in Istanbul on Monday morning.

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