President Kolinda Grabar Kitarović in Hamilton (Screenshot: HRT) President Kolinda Grabar Kitarović in Hamilton (Screenshot: HRT)

President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović continued her official state visit to Canada in Calgary on Wednesday, where she met with representatives of the local Croatian community and provincial leaders.

Yesterday the president was in Hamilton Ontario, where along with the local Croatian community, she also met with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

"I thank you again for this space of freedom and opportunity that Canada has provided to Croatians throughout the years, from the 19th century on, to be able to live not only decent lives, but to be able to assist Croatia on our way to freedom and liberty, and I hope prosperity as well," said President Grabar Kitarović after their meeting.

For his part the Canadian Prime Minister emphasized the contribution of the Croatian community to the betterment of life in Canada. "Croatian-Canadians across the country celebrate their heritage with pride. Your contributions and achievements make Canada a better place."

Source: HRT