12:34 / 09.07.2022.

Author: Branko Lozančić

Milanović to discuss Schengen, the Eurozone and Southeast Europe in Malta

Croatian President Zoran Milanović and his wife

Croatian President Zoran Milanović and his wife

Foto: Igor Soban / PIXSELL

Croatian President Zoran Milanović will pay a two-day return state visit to Malta next week, and with his colleague George Vella, he will discuss support for Croatia's entry into Schengen, Malta's experiences with the euro, the situation in Southeast Europe and the current security and economic crisis, said the president's office on Saturday.

President Zoran Milanović is traveling to Malta with his wife Sanja Musić Milanović. The state visit begins on Monday with a meeting with the President of Malta, George Vella.

After a ceremonial welcome at St. George's Square in Valletta, the two presidents will hold a private meeting, followed by bilateral talks between the official delegations of Croatia and Malta.

Milanović will meet with the Speaker of the House of Representatives of Malta Angelo Farrugia, the Prime Minister Robert Abela and the head of the opposition Bernardo Grech.

Vella was on a state visit to Croatia in October, and Milanović is going on a return visit at Vella's invitation.

Croatia and Malta have excellent bilateral relations, with no open issues, which the two presidents confirmed in Zagreb.

It is expected that the Croatian president in Malta will discuss further strengthening of bilateral relations with the host, for which there is potential in numerous areas and due to the fact that both countries, members of the European Union, belong to the Mediterranean region, according to the press release.

Milanović and Vella will discuss Malta's support for Croatia's entry into the Schengen zone, Malta's experiences with the euro since Croatia will soon become a member of the eurozone, and the situation in Southeast Europe and the European perspective of that area, the press release points out.

One of the topics of the meetings will be the current security and economic crisis caused by the Russian aggression against Ukraine.

Source: HRT

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