Croatian PM meets with Bavarian Minister President

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Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic met with Minister President of Bavaria Markus Soeder in Munich on Wednesday.

Commenting on their meeting, Plenkovic said Croatia and Bavaria had been cooperating for the past 45 years, through the Croatian-Bavarian Commission, on the political and economic fronts.

"This was an opportunity to focus on more than one billion euros in trade and the fact that 40% of German tourists visiting Croatia are coming from Bavaria. We also had a chance to talk about our excellent cooperation in a number of areas, the possibility of further implementation of the very successful dual education model... and of course our wish to have Minister President Soeder visit Croatia after the election in Bavaria," Plenkovic said.

"I extended the invitation today and I am confident we will further quality cooperation with this large German region with more than 13 million people and numerous Croats living there," Plenkovic said.

Asked about cooperation between the German CDU/CSU party and his HDZ party, Plenkovic said it was excellent.

"This was an opportunity to strengthen our relations," the Croatian PM said.

Plenkovic added that approximately 100,000 Croatian nationals were living in Germany and many more who abandoned their Croatian citizenship and took German. Plenkovic said these people were well integrated with the Bavarian society and were making great contribution to the Bavarian economy.

He also stressed that Croatian citizens were fully using their free movement of workers in the EU right only over the past five years.

Text: Hina
Photo: Bayerische Staatskanzlei