Croatia to decide on fighter jets' deal after Thursday's meeting with Israeli delegation

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Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic said in Zagreb on Wednesday that a meeting with representatives of the Israeli Defence Ministry on the delivery of Israeli F-16 Barak jets was scheduled for Thursday in Zagreb, and after the Israeli side notified Croatia about its position, the latter would decide on the matter.

"We will first see what officials of the Israeli Defence Ministry are going to tell us, and after that we can make pertinent decisions," Plenkovic told the press when asked about a probability for advertising a new tender for the procurement of fighter jets.

Plenkovic reiterated today that as far as Croatia was concerned, the whole process was transparent and the Craotian dise requested the checking of all information pieces a fee times.

The decision on the choice of the Israeli offer was made on the basis of the information available then, Plenkovic underscored.

Some of the information that has recently appeared was not known before, he added.

Plenkovic said that Croatia continued being firmly devoted to the maintenance of the capabilities of its Air Force.

Everything else is a matter of technological offers and financial sustainability, he explained.

Text: Hina