President Kolinda Grabar Kitarović (Photo: Josip Regovic/PIXSELL) President Kolinda Grabar Kitarović (Photo: Josip Regovic/PIXSELL)

Opening the economic forum on Monday Croatian President Kolinda Grabar Kitarović noted the importance of economic relations between the two countries and the high priority Croatia places on its economic co-operation with Germany. The president said that further developing economic relations with Germany was one of Croatia's top priorities given that Germany is one of Croatia's top economic partners in the European Union. The outgoing president added that she had specifically chosen Germany as her last foreign visit to emphasize that point.

The Croatian president stressed that Croatia is interested in attracting more German investments, especially in science, technology and innovation, as well as Greenfield investments in the automotive industry and other sectors. She also said that the fourth industrial revolution represents and additional opportunity to further economic cooperation between the two countries.

The president, who started the day by ringing the opening bell at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange to signal the beginning of the trading day, also announced the holding of another "Croatian Economy Day," in early May in Hamburg, as part of Croatia's presidency of the Council of the European Union.

Foreign and European Affairs Minister Gordan Grlić Radman, the Governor of the Croatian National Bank Boris Vujčić and the President of the Croatian Chamber of Economy Luka Burilović are part of the president's delegation in Germany.

Source: HRT