President Milanović Meets with Austrian Chancellor Nehammer
The President of the Republic Zoran Milanović has received the Federal Chancellor of the Republic of Austria Karl Nehammer who is on a visit to the Republic of Croatia. The meeting in the Office of the President of the Republic confirmed the excellent bilateral relations between the two friendly and partner states.
President Milanović and Federal Chancellor Nehammer discussed the imminent expansion of the Schengen Area, which is of strategic importance for Croatia. President Milanović thanked Federal Chancellor Nehammer for the confirmation of Austria’s support for Croatia’s entry to the Schengen Area. They exchanged views on the challenges related to illegal migrations with which EU countries are faced.
Furthermore, the meeting discussed the situation in Southeast Europe, which is of great importance for both countries. In this regard, President Milanović advocated the need to secure an equal status and legitimate representation for the Croat people in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The two leaders also exchanged views on the security crisis in the East of Europe caused by Russia’s aggression against Ukraine and on the consequences of the conflict.
The delegation of the Federal Chancellor of the Republic of Austria at the meeting was composed of the Ambassador of the Republic of Austria to the Republic of Croatia Josef Markus Wuketich, Foreign Policy Advisor of the Federal Chancellor Ambassador Barbara Kaudel-Jensen, Federal Police Director Michael Takacs, Economic Advisor of the Federal Chancellor Georg Adler, Member of the Cabinet of the Chancellor Ademir Jatić and Counsellor at the Embassy of the Republic of Austria in the Republic of Croatia Johannes Leibetseder.
Attending the meeting alongside President Milanović were the Head of the Office of the President of the Republic Orsat Miljenić, Ambassador of the Republic of Croatia to the Republic of Austria Daniel Glunčić, Head of the Cabinet of the President of the Republic Bartol Šimunić, Adviser to the President of the Republic for Foreign and European Policy Neven Pelicarić, Special Adviser to the President of the Republic for the Economy Velibor Mačkić and Secretary of the Cabinet for Foreign and European Policy in the Office of the President of the Republic Ivan Mutavdžić.
PHOTO: Office of the President of the Republic of Croatia / Tomislav Bušljeta