ZAGREB, Oct 11 (Hina) - Vukovar mayor Ivan Penava on Tuesday received U.S. Senator Mark Begich, a special envoy of the U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton for relations with Croats and Croatia, and briefed him about the economic situation and prospects of this eastern Croatian town.
Begich said it was his great pleasure to visit Croatia as he was of Croatian background, adding that he briefed Penava about his activities during his term as the mayor of Anchorage, Alaska.
Our problems are similar. We also talked about economic development and we exchanged a number of ideas, Begich said.
Reporters wanted to know what Clinton's possible election victory could mean for Croatia-U.S. relations. Begich said that during her campaign, Clinton reached out to the Croat community, reiterating that the U.S. was particularly interested in this region. He also said Croatia was a strong and recognisable partner of the United States.
I believe in her election victory, the senator added.
Mayor Penava told the press he explained the situation in Vukovar, but also underlined some positive aspects that would lead Vukovar to prosperity.