Dubrovnik Mayor Mato Franković met today with the Czech Ambassador to Croatia, Milan Hovorka. There are many topics that connect the two countries, from culture to tourists from the Czech Republic, and over six million overnight stays were achieved by Czech tourists in Croatia last year.
On this occasion, Ambassador Hovorka opened up several topics and initiatives for future cooperation, including the intensification of contacts between Dubrovnik and Český Krumlov, a city in southern Bohemia, under the protection of UNESCO. It was also proposed to organize a retrospective of the films of the great Czech director, Oscar winner Jiří Menzel, who was a loyal visitor of the city for many years, about whom he also shot the documentary film "My Dubrovnik". The cooperation initiative of the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra with one of the most prominent and oldest symphony orchestras in the Czech Republic, the Moravian Philharmonic in Olomouc, was also launched, as well as the initiative to open an honorary Czech consulate in Dubrovnik.
"Given the number of Czech tourists in the area of Dubrovnik and the surrounding area, as well as the long tradition of arrivals and loyalty to our coast, I certainly support this idea, as well as other initiatives," said Mayor Franković, and Ambassador Hovorka pointed out that Czech tourists here they feel safe and welcome.
The meeting with the ambassador of the Czech Republic in Croatia, Milan Hovorka, was also attended by the head of the Administrative Department for European funds, regional and international cooperation of the City of Dubrovnik, Zrinka Raguž.