The Croatian president Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic begun a two-day official visit to Kuwait on the 5th of February in order to discuss the development of economic relations between the two countries and to open the Croatian Embassy in Kuwait.
On the first day of her visit the Croatian president held meetings with the Kuwaiti Oil and Power Minister Essam Abdul Mohsen Al-Marzouq, the Ruler and Emir of Kuwait Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah as well as with other senior Kuwaiti officials.
"I am very satisfied with the meeting with the emir. The emphasis of this visit is definitely on the economy. We have considered a series of agreements that we would like to sign in order to facilitate doing business between Kuwait and Croatia. We have, of course, discussed concrete projects," said Grabar-Kitarovic.
She also added that those projects referred to the food and manufacturing industries and that there were great possibilities for Croatian construction companies to do business in Kuwait in the field of infrastructure, railway lines etc.
The Kuwaiti emir and the Croatian president also discussed the political and security cooperation in efforts to stabilize that part of the Middle East and the southeast of Europe.
During her stay in Kuwait Grabar-Kitarovic is being accompanied by the Economy Minister Martina Dalic, the Armed Forces Chief-Of-Staff Mirko Sundov, the Foreign Ministry State Secretary Zdravka Busic, and the head of the Islamic community in Croatia Mufti Aziz Hasanovic.
The Croatian delegation also includes executives of the Croatian companies Brodotrogir, ALAN, Djuro Djakovic, Croz and HS Produkt and the Croatian Tourism Board.