Minister Grlić Radman officially visits Liechtenstein, attends opening of Croatian consulate

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Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Gordan Grlić Radman paid an official visit to the Principality of Liechtenstein and attended the opening of the Croatian consulate headed by the honorary consul in Schaan.
Grlić Radman held talks with Liechtenstein’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Education and Sports, Dominique Hasler, underlining good and friendly bilateral relations between the two countries that share views on a number of foreign policy issues and maintain quality multilateral cooperation. The two officials welcomed the steps being taken with the aim of signing the Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement.
“Croatia and Liechtenstein stand for peace and stability in Europe and beyond. We are united in common values ​​and our solidarity and support for Ukraine. Croatia supports Liechtenstein’s priorities during its presidency of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, including strengthening support for Ukraine and advocating for wider membership in the Register of Damage, a legal instrument in which Croatia is also participating, with the aim of finding a way to compensate for war damage to Ukraine,” Grlić Radman said.
He also met with Liechtenstein’s Prime Minister Daniel Risch and Parliament Speaker Albert Frick, exchanging views on the situation in Ukraine and the Middle East, as well as in Southeast Europe.
In addition, Grlić Radman attended the opening of the Croatian consulate headed by honorary consul Ernst Joseph Walch - a result of Croatia’s commitment to the development and consolidation of relations with Liechtenstein.
“This initiative highlights the importance Croatia attaches to cooperation in the areas of economy, trade, education, tourism and culture. The consulate constitutes a crucial instrument that will facilitate communication between our nations and advance ties on all levels. We are confident that is will build a new bridge between our countries, strengthen our friendship and cooperation, and take bilateral relations to a new level,” Grlić Radman underscored.
As part of his visit, the minister also met with members of the Croatian community at the Consulate General in Zurich. He underlined Croatia’s commitment to achieving equal access to the Swiss labour market for Croats. He also pointed out measures such as “I Choose Croatia” (Biram Hrvatsku), the government’s project to stimulate the return of expats and motivate them to start a business in their homeland. Wrapping up his visit, Grlić Radman recalled the Croatian expats’ contribution during the Homeland War and expressed belief in their continued support in tackling the challenges Croatia and Europe are faced with.

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