Croatian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Marija Pejčinović Burić met with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Washington. The meeting confirmed the strong bilateral ties between Croatia and the United States.
Regarding political issues the two diplomats discussed the upcoming elections in Bosnia and Herzegovina, relations between Serbia and Kosovo and the future of the European Union. Economic relations between the two countries, which are of greatest interest to Croatian citizens and potential investors, were also discussed.
"First of all, we touched on our bilateral relations with an emphasis on economic ties, obviously this included that LNG terminal on Krk, which is an important link and important issue for both Croatia and the US. We also discussed agreements that would support a better economic co-operation, adopting a treaty on the abolition of double taxation and the abolition of the current visa regime. These are all issues that are important for Croatian citizens, but especially for the development of investments and trade between Croatia and the US," Pejčinović Burić said.
Croatia's chief of diplomacy emphasized in her talks with her US counterpart in Washington that the two countries have good and friendly relations that should be backed up by more direct contact. Regarding the situation in the region, she warned of the danger of revising internationally recognized borders, because any such alterations would set a precedent that could be applied anywhere else in the world.