23 April 2017 (QNA)
Emir of State of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani and President of the Republic of Croatia Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic held an official session of talks at the Emiri Diwan on Sunday.
Croatian President extended her congratulations to Emir on Qatar on the safe return of the Qatari nationals who were kidnapped in Iraq. President of Croatia praised the deep relations between the two countries, stressing keenness to promote and enhance them towards wider prospects.
She extended an invitation to the Emir to visit Croatia.
Emir of Qatar welcomed President of Croatia and the accompanying delegation. He accepted the invitation to visit Croatia.
Emir of Qatar said that the Croatian President’s visit to Qatar is an important step that would contribute to support and develop cooperation between the two countries in various fields.
Talks also dealt with means of enhancing cooperation and friendship between the two countries, especially in the political, economic, investment and environmental fields. They also reviewed a number of regional and international issues and the two countries’ stance on them.
Croatian President decorated Emir of Qatar with the Grand Order of King Tomislav with Sash and Great Star, the highest state order of the Republic of Croatia.
Following the session, Emir of Qatar and Croatian President witnessed the signing of an Agreement on Cooperation in the field of environmental protection and conservation of nature along with a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Qatar Chamber and the Croatian Chamber of Economy.
Present on the occasion were Deputy Emir of State of Qatar, Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Thani, a number of Ministers and members of delegation accompanying Croatian President.
Earlier, on arrival at Diwan-e-Emiri, President of Croatia was accorded Guard of Honour. President of Croatia introduced Emir of Qatar her accompanying members of delegation.
Later in afternoon, President of Croatia addressed Qatari businessmen and Qatar Chamber of Commerce Officials at Hotel Grand Hyatt.