The "Safe Tourist Season" project pairs foreign police officers with their Croatian hosts for patrols throughout Croatia’s top tourist destinations during the peak tourist season. Croatia has been running the project since 2006.
South Korea has become the 19th country to sign on to the Croatian Government's "Safe Tourist Season" project. Speaking at the signing of the agreement in Zagreb on Thursday, South Korean National Police Chief Min Gab Ryong noted that with the ever growing number of Korean tourists visiting Croatia there is a strong need for cooperation between the two country’s law enforcement agencies.
"More than 400 000 Koreans are visiting Croatia's top tourist destinations, so we have decided to participate in the Safe Tourist Season project, which the Croatian Government has been implementing since 2006. We have agreed to deploy six Korean police officers, two each in Zagreb, Dubrovnik and Split," Ryong said.
The Croatian Chief of Police, Nikola Milina, added that over the past 12 years the project has proven its value. "This is additional confirmation that the Safe Tourist Season project is not only continuing to develop but is also recognized within the EU framework and the framework of regional cooperation, and now we have two Asian countries that have joined our project," Milina said.
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