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Croatia to support Romania’s accession to Schengen

Also,  the Croatian Parliament President Josip Leko stressed the bilateral relations with Romania are good and he pointed out there is the possibility for closer future cooperation of the two countries’ legislatures as well as in the EU.

Croatia’s President Ivo Josipovic assured, on Tuesday, the Senate President Crin Antonescu, that his country will support Romania’s accession to Schengen, after becoming a full-fledged member of the European Union, according to a press release remitted to Agerpres by the Parliament’s Upper House.
The two senior officials discussed aspects of Romania and Croatia cooperation in the political, economic, cultural fields and cooperation at European level, the Republic of Croatia going to become, on July 1, a full-fledged member of the European Union, as well as about Romania’s accession to the Schengen space, noting the important role the community of Croatians have in Romania, as well as of the Romanian and Istro-Romanian community in Croatia, as bridges connecting the two countries.
The Senate President congratulated Croatia for accession to the European Union, a historic decision that will pave the way to stability and progress in the Western Balkans, Croatia being an example to follow for the other countries in the region.
“The Romanian Parliament hails Croatia’s entering the European Union. We voted for the ratification of this treaty, for Croatia’s joining the EU unanimously in the Parliament of Romania last year and we are convinced the European Union will be more powerful by having Croatia among its members. We are also convinced Romania will have one more partner and friend inside the EU. It is an historic success for the Croatian state, one for which the political leaders, the civil society and its citizens on the whole deserve congratulations”, Antonescu said after meeting Croatian Parliament President Josip Leko during a visit to Zagreb.
Leko stressed the bilateral relations with Romania are good and he pointed out there is the possibility for closer future cooperation of the two countries’ legislatures as well as in the EU. He said the Croatian minority in Romania is developing well and he underscored that the fact the Croatian minority’s representative is holding the chairmanship of the Romania-Croatia Friendship Group in the Romanian Parliament is a very valuable linking bridge for the relation between the two countries.
Earlier in the day, Antonescu met Ivo Slaus, the Dean of Dag Hammarskjold University College of International Relations and Diplomacy, as well as the college professors and students.

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