Prime Minister Andrej Plenković (L) Dubrovnik Mayor Mato Franković (C) Defense Minister Damir Krstičević (R) (Photo: Grgo Jelavic/PIXSELL) Prime Minister Andrej Plenković (L) Dubrovnik Mayor Mato Franković (C) Defense Minister Damir Krstičević (R) (Photo: Grgo Jelavic/PIXSELL)

After holding a cabinet session there yesterday, at which a number of deals vital to the county were signed, Prime Minister Andrej Plenković participated in a special session of the Dubrovnik city council on Saturday. The prime minister was asked to comment on the failed bid to buy F-16 fighter jets from Israel, and why additional institutions and ministries weren't included in the acquisition process.

"They were, but this time there will be more of them and they will play a bigger role. Among the ministries to be included will be the foreign affairs ministry and the economy ministry," the prime minister said.

Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Damir Krstičević also commented on plans to include more ministries in the acquisition process.

"We included everyone we could in the first attempt, but clearly we see now that this is a very complex issue that requires even more coordination, and because of that we will include them accordingly," Minister Krstičević concluded.

Source: HRT