Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shaking hands in Tokyo (Photo: HRT) Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shaking hands in Tokyo (Photo: HRT)

Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the two countries wanted to strengthen economic ties. On the political front, relations were described as good and friendly.

“We have to again underscore the importance of parliamentary cooperation, which only strengthens our bilateral relations. This visit comes at the perfect time for ties between our countries to advance further,” Abe said following the meeting.

As for economic cooperation, they cited several good examples and underscored a share wish to bolster it further.

“Our countries are friends and every day we have new opportunities to improve our relations, especially economic ones. I am happy that we can work together on this path,” Jandroković told reporters.

Jandroković and Abe singled out as positive examples of Japanese investment in Croatia the Kali Tuna and Yazaki companies. Jandroković invited Japanese investors to follow their example, saying they were welcome in Croatia.

The two officials also talked about Croatia's EU presidency in 2020, concluding that it would provide a good framework for further Croatia-Japan and EU-Japan cooperation.

Source: HINA/HRT