The Prefect of the Dubrovnik – Neretva County, Nikola Dobroslavić, received an official visit from the French Ambassador to Croatia, Phillippe Meunier, yesterday.
The discussions involved cooperation between the two countries, especially in the field of tourism, given that this is a very important economic branch in Croatia and in France as well. In the context of tourism development and season extension, the county prefect also announced the construction of the Congress Center in Dubrovnik, highlighting the need for such a centre in Dubrovnik.
Also Dobroslavić informed the French ambassador about the agricultural potentials of the county, in particular the production of citrus fruit in the Neretva valley.
Ambassador Meunier expressed interest in the efficiency of the Dubrovnik-Neretva County in withdrawing funds from EU funds, whereby Dobroslavić indicated that Dubrovnik is in fact the most successful county in Croatia.
"We have a large number of projects in implementation, the largest is the Dubrovnik Airport project. Also, we are looking forward to signing a contract for our strategic project for the Peljesac Bridge, which is about EUR 357 million in grants," Dobroslavic said.
Ambassador Meunier expressed his satisfaction with the co-operation between France and Croatia and as a further proposal for better cooperation, he presented a joint organization of French language courses in the area of Dubrovnik-Neretva County.