On 18 May 2017, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Deputy State Secretary for European and American Relations Kristóf Altusz held talks with his counterpart at the Croatian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Deputy State Secretary for European Affairs and Bilateral Relations Zrinka Ujević, and with Assistant Minister Gordan Bakota.

The issue of border security was high on the agenda of Hungarian-Croatian negotiations. In the interest of further developing bilateral cooperation, the parties reviewed the foreign policy measures required to facilitate the stabilisation of the Western Balkans and discussed the economic damage caused by the migration crisis, after which Mr. Altusz briefed his negotiating partners on the planned programme of the upcoming Hungarian Presidency of the Visegrád Group in 2017-2018.

The Deputy State Secretary also held talks with chief foreign policy advisors to the Croatian President’s Office Dario Mihelin and Mate Granić, with whom he mainly discussed issues relating to energy and transport. At a meeting with President of the Croatian Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Commitee, Miro Kovać, the parties reviewed transatlantic relations. Mr. Altusz also visited the Croatian Diplomatic Academy, where he discussed opportunities for joint foreign policy training between the Hungarian and Croatian ministries of foreign affairs with Director General Mladen Andrlic.

During his visit, Deputy State Secretary Kristóf Altusz ceremoniously hoisted the Hungarian flag in front of the Hungarian Institute in Zagreb.

(Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade)