Christmas spirit has come for the 11th year in a row with a donation of a truck full of mandarins from the Dubrovnik-Neretva County to the Vukovar-Srijem County. This worthy Christmas present, from one sister city to the other, left Opuzen this morning and is due to arrive in Vukovar at midday tomorrow.
Prefect Nikola Dobroslavić said on this occasion that this is a traditional Christmas gift to Vukovar-Srijem County as a sign of friendship and respect.
“This year we have 16 tons of mandarins. As a rule, it was ten tons, and this year the company Enna Fruit donated another six tons. This is a friendly gesture between two counties that cultivate friendly relations, have a common destiny from the Homeland War, are located on the eastern and southern edge of Croatia. We are cooperating very well, we are trying to connect Green and Blue Croatia, to bring their products here, and we plan to take tourists from here to visit the east of Croatia in the foreseeable future", said the Dobroslavić.
He emphasized that the mandarins are intended for the Vukovar-Srijem County, which distributes them to its charitable associations, societies, hospitals, etc.
Deputy Prefect Zaklina Marevic said the mandarins would arrive in Vukovar on Tuesday at 12 noon in front of Diocesan Caritas.
"For the last three years, Vukovar-Srijem County has been returning our gift and sending us about ten tons of apples, which we will distribute to our institutions and associations on Thursday in front of the Sports Hall in Gospino polje in Dubrovnik," she said.