PRESS RELEASE BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPEAKER: Speaker Farrugia pays courtesy call on President of the Republic of Croatia

Speaker of the House of Representatives Anglu Farrugia paid a courtesy call on President of the Republic of Croatia Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic at San Anton Palace, H’Attard.

Speaker Farrugia and President Grabar-Kitarovic highlighted the excellent relations that exist between Malta and the Republic of Croatia, and underlined the various exchanges of high-level visits which have further enhanced these relations.

The two dignitaries discussed issues of mutual interest, such as the outcome of the French Presidential election, European values, rule of law, migration, and the protection of minorities.

The importance of the role of national Parliaments and parliamentary cooperation in international organisations such as the PA UfM featured in the talks. Reference was also made to the Parliamentary Friendship Group that exists between the Parliaments of Malta and Croatia.

President of the Republic of Croatia Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic was accompanied by Chief of Staff, Office of the President AnaMarija Kirinic, Ambassador of Croatia to Malta Damir Grubisa, Adviser to the President for Foreign and European Policy Dario Mihelin, Adviser for Social Affairs and Youth Renata Margaretic Urlic, State Secretary for European Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Croatia Marija Pejcinovic Buric, Spokesperson of the Office of the President Luka A�uric, and Head, Temporary Office of the Republic of Croatia to Malta Ivana Zerec.

Clerk of the House Ray Scicluna, Personal Assistant to the Speaker Ancel Farrugia Migneco, Director International Relations, HoR Eleanor Scerri, Director, HoR Peter Paul Mallia, and Adviser International Relations, HoR Giovanni Miceli accompanied Mr Speaker to the meeting.

Source: Government of Malta