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Western Economic Diversification Canada

February 15, 2010 16:41 ET

Minister of State Yelich to Attend Inauguration of Croatian President

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 15, 2010) - Minister of State Lynne Yelich (Western Economic Diversification) today announced that she will travel to Zagreb to attend the February 18, 2010 inauguration of Ivo Josipovic, who will become Croatia's third President.

"Canada and Croatia share many common goals and values," said Minister Yelich, "I look forward to working with Mr. Josipovic to build on the positive relationship that exists between our two countries."

Minister Yelich will continue to strengthen economic relations between Canada and Croatia via meetings with: Petar Cobankovic, Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Rural Development; Duro Popijac, Minister of Economy, Labour, and Entrepreneurship; Gordan Jandrokovic, Minister of Foreign Affairs and EU Integration as well as several local economic leaders.

Mr. Josipovic will succeed Stjepan Mesic, who will step down after serving 10 years as President of the Republic of Croatia.

Contact Information

  • Western Economic Diversification
    Lisa Hutniak
    Office of the Minister
    Croatian contact number: 011-385-91-7384-764