According to a recent interview by Drazen Hrastic with The Korea Times, Croatia is to open an embassy in South Korea this year.
The Croatian ambassador to Japan, Drazen Hrastic, announced the opening of the Croatian embassy in Seoul this year in order to intensify cooperation between the two countries in the field of business, trade, investment and tourist industry.
Hrastic also added that South Korea was the largest Asian market for Croatia's tourist industry and had great potential, ''Despite the fact that we have had an impressive increase in Korean tourists, Croatia is still less recognized here," explained the Croatian ambassador who covers South Korea from Tokyo.
According to data from The Korea Times around 33,000 Koreans visited Croatia in 2011, whilst that number jumped to 264,000 in 2014.
"We have a number of high-quality products we would like to offer on the Korean market, especially wine, olive oil, meat products and fish products," concluded Hrastic.