Zagreb - The Deputy Speaker of the Croatian Parliament, Željko Reiner, met in Zagreb on Friday with a South Korean delegation led by the Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly, Park Joo-sun, discussing possibilities of boosting economic cooperation and trade.
Political relations between the two countries were described as very good, both at the bilateral level and within international organisations.
Reiner said that parliamentary diplomacy was playing an increasing role and providing a new and more informal dimension to mutual cooperation. "There is great potential for Korean investment in Croatian ports, transport infrastructure and the energy sector," he said.
Park stressed the need to improve economic relations between the two countries, adding that the planned opening of a Croatian diplomatic mission in Seoul and the launch of direct flight services would facilitate direct contacts between companies.
Park proposed strengthening defence cooperation, notably in the manufacturing of fighter aircraft. Speaking of the latest developments in the Korean Peninsula, Park thanked Croatia for supporting his country, both directly and by supporting UN resolutions aimed at establishing peace, dialogue and stability in that area. The meeting also expressed mutual satisfaction with the cooperation in tourism, culture, science and higher education.
The South Korean delegation was scheduled to visit Plitvice Lakes National Park and Dubrovnik on Saturday. (Hina)