Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic is on the state visit to Canada and yesterday she met with the Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Having said that Canada presents a home to one of the largest Croatian communities outside the Republic of Croatia, President Grabar-Kitarovic during the talks with Prime Minister Trudeau pointed out the contribution of the Croatian community to Canada not only in the development of strong relations between our two countries but also in its contribution to the overall development of Canada .
Cooperation in the field of science and education is extremely important for the overall development of relations between Croatia and Canada, the President said, expressing satisfaction with the fact that there is a wide range of cooperation between Canadian and Croatian universities, including two centers for Croatian studies at Waterloo and Toronto universities. Grabar-Kitarovic also expressed gratitude for the Croatian language being integrated into the system of primary and secondary education in the provinces of Ontario and British Columbia.
Speaking about economic co-operation, President Grabar-Kitarovic said that the Croatian government is constantly working to improve the investment climate and the legal framework to help entrepreneurs from both sides by means of measures that provide equal conditions for business and investment for domestic and foreign companies, expressing the conviction that Canada will recognize Croatia as a destination for investment.
Prime Minister of Canada Trudeau congratulated the Croatian Presidents for taking over the presidency of the Council of Women World Leaders, the only organization in the world dedicated to the women in charge of these duties, which the President thanked and praised Canada's leadership in promoting gender equality and empowerment of women, as well as dedication to the Women, Peace and Security Agenda.