Speaker of the Canadian House of Commons Geoff Regan (L) Croatian Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković (R) (Photo: Patrik Macek/PIXSELL) Speaker of the Canadian House of Commons Geoff Regan (L) Croatian Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković (R) (Photo: Patrik Macek/PIXSELL)

Croatian Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković received the presiding officer of the lower house of the Parliament of Canada, Geoff Regan, in Zagreb today. Along with cooperation in the NATO alliance, the two speakers also discussed strengthening economic cooperation and the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada and the EU.

"The Canada - European Union Free Trade Agreement we think is a very important one that does offer opportunities for both countries. We are very grateful for the support of Croatia, in ratifying and supporting the trade agreement between Europe and Canada, which we think does create opportunities for investment and trade," Regan said after their meeting.

Both speakers also agreed that the two countries enjoy friendly bilateral relations that they have been developing for more than 25 years. Jandroković noted that Canada was home to some 300,000 ethnic Croats.

Source: HRT