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H.E. Mr. Hu Zhaoming, Ambassador of the People's Republic of China Meets with Minister of Culture Ms. Nina Obuljen Koržinek
2017/06/14

On May 5, H.E. Mr. Hu Zhaoming, Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to the Republic of Croatia, met with Minister of Culture of Republic of Croatia, Ms. Nina Obuljen Koržinek. Both sides exchanged views on the development of bilateral relations and cultural cooperation.

H.E. Ambassador Hu Zhaoming said countries were different in size. But speaking of culture, they are equal. People-to-people exchanges are of positive significance for bilateral relations. China is willing to strengthen cultural cooperation with Croatia and promote bilateral relations to a new level. The current construction of "Belt and Road" Initiative is in full swing. The Initiative is not only about infrastructure, trade and other "tangible" cooperation, but also included cultural exchanges and other "intangible" cooperation. We hope that the two sides will seize this historic opportunity, strengthen exchange and cooperate in the field of humanities so as to promote communication between our two peoples and lay a solid foundation for the development of bilateral relations.

Minister of Culture, Ms. Nina Obuljen Koržinek, positively evaluated the development of bilateral relations in the past 25 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations between Croatia and China. appreciated China's efforts to promote foreign cultural exchanges and cooperation in accordance with the principle of equality of all countries. She said that Croatian side would like to expand its culture cooperation and communication through “Belt and Road” Initiative and China-Central and Eastern European Countries Cooperation, and promote bilateral relations to achieve greater progress.

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