President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović in Haifa (Photo: HRT) President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović in Haifa (Photo: HRT)

At the ceremony a catamaran built in Croatia at a shipyard on the island of Ugljan was named Princess of Carmel. The catamaran will connect Haifa with the city of Akko.

“The signing of the international sisters' sea port agreement between the port of Rijeka and the port of Haifa is a clear sign of our friendship and mutual commitment to deepening our economic relations. I am confident that this agreement will contribute to strengthening the economic ties between our countries. Located at the crossroads of central Europe and the Mediterranean, Croatia is exceptionally well positioned for transit traffic, making transportation a very important factor for the development of our economy. The port of Rijeka is the largest shipping port in Croatia and one of the most important ports for connecting the Middle East and the Far East with central Europe. With the shortest transit time, transport through the port of Rijeka saves time and energy. Therefore I am confident that the port of Rijeka will soon become the main point of entry for Israeli products into the European Union,” said President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović.

Source: HRT