PM Plenkovic meets special Chinese presidential envoy

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Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic on Tuesday met with Meng Jianzhu, a special envoy of the President of the People's Republic of China, the government said in a statement.

The two officials confirmed that the two countries, which this year mark the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations, had good political relations.

They discussed ways to intensify economic cooperation, notably in the field of infrastructure and transport.

Meng and Plenkovic expressed confidence the two countries would continue to work on enhancing trade and mutual investments.

They underlined the need to promote cooperation within the China+16 initiative, and PM Plenkovic said that the next China + 16 summit, to be held in Budapest in November, would provide an opportunity to make the cooperation between the two countries more concrete, notably in the area of infrastructure.

Plenkovic stressed that Croatia put special emphasis on tourism within the China + 16 initiative and expressed interest in Croatia hosting a China + 16 conference of tourism ministers in 2018.

Plenkovic and his guest expressed satisfaction with an agreement signed earlier in the day on joint Croatian-Chinese police patrols, to be introduced during the next tourist season, which, they said, could contribute to a further increase in the number of Chinese arrivals in Croatia, which could reach 200,000 next year.

Text: Hina