Greek President Prokopios Pavlopulos and Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović. (Photo: Luka Stanzl/PIXSELL) Greek President Prokopios Pavlopulos and Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović. (Photo: Luka Stanzl/PIXSELL)

Following their bilateral meeting president Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović once again wished a warm welcome to her Greek colleague.

“I am glad to share thoughts with you after our last meeting in 2017. Croatia and Greece are bonded by a mutual future, but all geographically and through deep historic connections. The Aegean and Adriatic Seas have connected us for millennia, while traces of ancient Greek culture are visible in Dalmatia on a number of Croatian islands, including Lošinj where the Apoxyomenos, one of the most beautiful and best-preserved sculptures, is located. Many Croats of Greek descent have left a strong mark here in Croatia,” said the president mentioning Dmitrija Demeter and Boris Papandopula.

“The topics of today’s meeting were bilateral relations that are very good and without open issues, but also many other issues from the area of South East Europe, the European Union, NATO and the global scene,” said the President.

“You know very well that Greece will always be on your side, we proved this during Croatia's accession to the European Union and NATO. Now I confirm for you, that besides our cooperation in the European Union, we are on your side in relation to your accession to the Schengen regime and Eurozone,” said Greek President Prokopios Pavlopoulos.

The Greek president later met with Prime Minister Andrej Plenković and Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković. On Wednesday, Pavlopoulos will be giving a lecture on the need for European integration at the Zagreb University and visit the Archeological museum.

Source: HRT