Sunday, 12 December 2021

Algerian-Croatian Business Forum Discusses Cooperation in Shipbuilding, Tourism

ZAGREB, 12 Dec 2021 - An Algerian-Croatian business forum, which was opened on Sunday by Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra and his Croatian counterpart Gordan Grlić Radman, focused on boosting cooperation between Algerian and Croatian companies in shipbuilding, marine farming, tourism, and IT.

Croatian companies, specialized in water supplies systems, road construction, and construction of dams and electricity generation facilities, have been present on the Algerian market for quite some time, and Croatian businesses are interested in developing cooperation with the Algerian side in the fields of shipbuilding, mariculture, construction of ports and water infrastructure, as well as in the ICT technology and tourist trade, reads a press release issued by the Croatian Ministry of foreign and European affairs.

"We have agreed that we will join our forces to transform the new economic potentials we have identified into the concrete cooperation," Grlić Radman said.

He called on Algerian companies to use Croatian seaports as the gateway for the shipment of their commodities to Europe.

Also on Sunday, Grlić Radman, who is the first Croatian minister to officially visit Algeria, was received by Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune.

Their talks focused on the strengthening of economic cooperation, the importance of peace and stability in the north of Africa, and the Middle East peace process.

They exchanged opinions on the importance of the fight against terrorism and illegal migrations.

Croatian Foreign Minister Grlić Radman, who paid a two-day visit to Algeria, and his host, Algerian Minister Lamamra, on Saturday signed a memorandum of cooperation between the Croatian ministry's Diplomatic Academy and the Algerian ministry's institute for diplomacy.

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