On Tuesday, the Prefect of the Dubrovnik-Neretva County, Nikola Dobroslavić, and the Mayor of Dubrovnik, Mato Franković, received the inaugural visit of the new Ambassador of Finland to Croatia, Ambassador Kallea Kankaanpää, and the Honorary Consul of Finland in Dubrovnik, Tilda Grossel Bogdanović, was also present at the meeting.
The plans of the Dubrovnik-Neretva County and the City of Dubrovnik and the possibilities related to economic cooperation between the two countries were discussed at the meeting.
Dobroslavić pointed out on this occasion that he was glad that the ambassador had already visited Dubrovnik in June, so he had the opportunity to see how much better the tourist season is at the moment. He added that next year we hope for a good or even better season with a high vaccination rate.
The Dubrovnik-Neretva County and the City of Dubrovnik are very successful in attracting funds from the EU, Dobroslavić emphasized on this occasion, saying that numerous projects from our county have been applied for the EU mechanism Recovery and Resilience.
The ambassador pointed out that just before and after the season is the best time for tourists from Scandinavia, since they are not keen on extremely hot weather. He stressed that he would like to see joint initiatives and cooperation in several fields, including the IT sector.
Mayor Franković said that the lack of manpower proved to be a big problem this year, adding that Dubrovnik wants to build its reputation for excellence in terms of the level of service provided.