Western Economic Diversification Canada

Western Economic Diversification Canada

February 18, 2010 11:00 ET

Minister of State Yelich Represents Canada at the Inauguration of Croatian President

ZAGREB, CROATIA--(Marketwire - Feb. 18, 2010) - The Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, was in Zagreb today representing Canada at the inauguration of Ivo Josipovic, who was elected as Croatia's third President since 1990.

"Canada congratulates President Josipovic on his election victory," said Minister Yelich. "We look forward to building on the positive relationship left behind by his predecessor and to deepening the ties between our two countries."

Mr. Josipovic was elected January 10, 2010 and will replace Stjepan Mesic, who stepped down after serving 10 years as President of the Republic of Croatia.

While in Croatia Minister Yelich also met with several Ministers and economic leaders to explore ways of strengthening Canadian-Croatian investment opportunities.

"Trade and investment between Canada and Croatia has been expanding for years now, a positive trend the Government would like continued." remarked Minister Yelich. "As a country on the doorstep of the EU and strategically located in the region, Canadian investors should look seriously at investing in the Republic".

Canadian companies are showing increased interest and Croatia has the potential to develop as a springboard to the Central European and Balkan regions.

A stronger West. A stronger Canada.

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Contact Information

  • Western Economic Diversification Canada
    Office of the Minister
    Lisa Hutniak
    Toll-Free Number: 1 888 338-WEST (9378)
    Teletypewriter (TTY): 1 877 303-3388