Speaking to State Secretary Frano Matušić, Thao thanked the Croatian Authorities and folks for his or her COVID-19 vaccine donation to Vietnam.
The ambassador proposed the 2 international locations resume all-level mutual visits and improve cooperation at worldwide boards and organisations in order to capitalise on the benefits created by the EU – Vietnam Free Commerce Settlement (EVFTA) to extend bilateral commerce. She additionally referred to as on Croatia to assist and ratify the EU – Vietnam Funding Safety Settlement (EVIPA) early whereas finishing the authorized framework for bilateral commerce and funding.
Either side shared the view that there stays a lot room for cooperation between Vietnam and Croatia.
The Southeast Asian nation boasts quite a few benefits when it comes to agricultural and fishery merchandise, attire, leather-based – footwear, digital gadgets, tourism, and labour provide that may meet the European nation’s demand. In the meantime, the Croatian Authorities’s assist for the EU’s recognition of Vietnam’s “COVID-19 vaccine passport” will facilitate trade, mutual understanding, and cooperation between their companies and peoples.
For his half, Matušić extremely valued the potential for financial and commerce partnerships, expressing his hope that his nation’s seaports shall be a gateway for Vietnamese items to enter the Central European market.
He affirmed that Croatia attaches significance to selling the standard friendship with Vietnam, and requested the 2 overseas ministries to hold out a political session quickly to debate measures for growing people-to-people trade, particularly between younger individuals of the international locations.
Croatia is ready to turn into a member of the Schengen Space in late 2022 and the Eurozone in early 2023, which is able to create beneficial circumstances for the international locations’ companies and folks to boost collaboration, Matušić added.
On the assembly with State Secretary Tonči Glavina, Thao mentioned she hopes the 2 sides will help one another’s tourism promotion and facilitate trade and cooperation between their companies and folks.
She additionally recommended stronger cooperation and sharing of expertise in tourism, a powerful sector of each international locations.
Glavina voiced his hope that Vietnam will assist and participate in actions organised by Croatia when this nation serves as a member of the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO)’s Government Council for 2021 – 2025 and the Chair of the UNWTO Committee on Tourism and Sustainability for 2021 – 2023.
He famous Croatia is able to share its expertise in secure and sustainable tourism reopening with Vietnam, including that it served about 4,000 Vietnamese vacationers in 2019 and needs to welcome extra with a purpose to reinforce bilateral friendship and cooperation.