‘’A meeting of 16 Eastern and Central European countries (CEEC) with China was very important to Croatia for positioning in relations with this world superpower which, in recent years, has shown an interest in investing in this part of Europe’’, commented Andrej Plenković, the Croatian Prime Minister at the China-CEEC forum held in Budapest a few days ago.
Plenković also added that key spheres of Croatia’s interest are infrastructure, ports and especially tourism, which recorded a significant increase in the number of arrivals of Chinese tourists this year.
‘’Next year, probably in the spring, Dubrovnik will host a meeting of tourism ministers in the form 16+1 and China in order to confirm the interest of Chinese investors in Croatian tourism and position ourselves’’, explained the Prime Minister. He also added that the Croatian Chamber of Commerce (HGK) will open its office in Shanghai this week, which is another signal for ‘improving the overall trade exchange’’ which has significantly increased over the past years.
According to information, China has agreed to invest an amount of 30 million Euros in the popular Croatian thermal spa Krapinske Toplice, whilst the Chinese company Camel will invest the same amount in Rimac Automobili, the Croatian manufacturer of high-performance electric cars.