Croatian PM meets UAE foreign minister

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Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic on Thursday met with the United Arab Emirates Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Minister, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, with whom he discussed political relations and the advancement of economic cooperation.

The two officials said the relations very good and that economic cooperation should be advanced, notably in construction, infrastructure, energy and tourism, the government said in a press release.

An agreement on the avoidance of double taxation signed by Croatian Finance Minister Zdravko Maric and the sheikh will contribute to better economic cooperation. It envisages numerous tax breaks on all kinds of income, better conditions for boosting the exchange of goods and services, and boosting economic activity, the press release said.

The Croatian PM and the UAE minister also exchanged views on the Persian Gulf crisis.

UAE is one of four Arab countries which imposed sanctions on Qatar in June, accusing it of financing terrorism and of alliance with old UAE enemy Iran. On Tuesday, UAE said the sanctions would remain in force until Qatar complied with its demands.

Text: Hina