Economic co-operation further strengthens the friendly relations and alliances of Croatia and Canada

Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic, who on Monday received Canadian Parliament Speaker Geoff Regan, said after the talks that  the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) offered an opportunity for Croatian businesses to deliver their goods and services on the Canadian market.

Plenkovic underscored the importance of strengthening of bilateral economic cooperation and spoke about the common values which Croatia and Canada, members of NATO and other international associations, share, the government's public relations office reported.

Croatian Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandrokovic and his Canadian counterpart Regan earlier on Monday hailed the benefits of the trade agreement between Canada and the European Union, underscoring that the CETA and NATO membership reinforce overall cooperation between Croatia and Canada.

Croatia was the third country to ratify CETA.

On Tuesday, Regan and his hosts in Zagreb will hold a press conference on the occasion of the first anniversary of CETA coming into force.

Text: Hina