Croatia loses 40 million euros annually on account of the sanctions regime between the European Union and Russia, and relations between Zagreb and Moscow are on the decline, Russian Ambassador Anvar Azimov said during talks with Croatian Parliament Speaker Zeljko Reiner in Zagreb on Monday.
Azimov said that Russia regarded Croatia as a friendly country, announcing a Russian investment forum for March in Zagreb, a Parliament press release said. He said that Croatia lost about 40 million euros annually on account of the sanctions regime between the EU and Russia, expressing hope that this situation would be overcome soon.
Both Azimov and Reiner assessed that despite the decline in the intensity of bilateral political relations, trade remained significant. They agreed that parliamentary diplomacy played an important role in bilateral relations and called for intensifying it, the press release said.