Croatian defence minister meets British, Albanian, Georgian counterparts

Croatian Defence Minister Josip Buljevic on Thursday held talks with British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon and the defence ministers of Albania and Georgia.

The talks were held on the fringes of a meeting of NATO defence ministers in Brussels.

"We plan to advance cooperation with the British Ministry of Defence, we are undertaking joint activities and we have a number of common interests. We are also getting ready to sign an agreement of understanding after which we will organise a bilateral meeting, either in London or in Zagreb," Buljevic said.

The ministers talked about the current defence cooperation between the two countries, which they described as good and substantial, with special emphasis on bilateral projects and cooperation within NATO and the EU. Current global and regional security challenges were also in the focus of the talks.

Buljevic and his Albanian counterpart Mimi Kodheli welcomed the two countries' successful cooperation so far and confirmed their commitment to the promotion of bilateral defence cooperation.

The Croatian defence minister also held talks with his Georgian counterpart Tinatin Khidasheli. He expressed Croatia's support for Georgia's territorial integrity and efforts to draw closer to Euro-Atlantic associations.

Last update: Thu, 11/02/2016 - 17:17


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