- Published: 24.08.2023.
Ministers Grlić Radman, Schallenberg discuss strengthening of Croatia-Austria diplomatic ties, cooperation
He met with his Croatian counterpart Gordan Grlić Radman on the fringes of an annual conference of Croatian ambassadors, consuls general, consuls and military envoys.
Croatia-Austria relations are "exceptionally friendly and exceptionally close," Schallenberg said, adding that there is "a huge cultural connection" between the two countries.
In the context of Austria's dependence on Russian gas, he said "talks are continuing on how to utilize the potential" of Croatia's LNG terminal.
Grlić Radman said they talked about the geopolitical situation and topics "of common interest," including the European perspective of the Western Balkans.
"The Western Balkans belongs to the European Union. Austria and Croatia strongly support that perspective," the minister said.