Washington - Croatian Parliament Speaker Josip Leko is in the US Congress attending the Parliamentary Intelligence-Security Forum on terrorist threats, and on the sidelines of the conference he has held bilateral meetings with senior members of Congress, who told him that they considered Croatia a partner country.
The forum has brought together representatives of the parliaments of 12 European countries for discussions with members of Congress and experts from the intelligence community on political challenges posed by terrorism to issues relating to intelligence, security and civil liberties in the US and Europe.
On Thursday, Leko had bilateral meetings with the Democratic Party leader in the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, and the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia and Emerging Threats, Dana Rohrabacher. He also met with Senator Mark Begich. The US officials noted that they appreciated Croatia as a partner country with great development potential. The topics discussed included the visa regime and the situation in Southeast Europe, particularly in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The Croatian Parliament delegation includes the Chairman of the Committee on Home Affairs and National Security, Miroslav Tuđman. (Hina)