Conference in Zagreb: Austria and Croatia Strengthen Diplomatic Relations

PeopleDiplomats ♦ Published: August 28, 2023; 15:21 ♦ (Vindobona)

The annual conference of Croatian ambassadors, consuls general, consuls, and military plenipotentiaries was held in Zagreb. Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg was invited as a guest speaker, who was welcomed by his Croatian counterpart Gordan Grlić-Radman.

Over the last few years, especially by the two foreign ministers, Austrian-Croatian relations and neighborly exchange have improved. / Picture: © BMEIA Bundesministerium für Europa, Integration und Äußeres / Gruber / Flickr Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)

In his speech, Alexander Schallenberg highlighted the "exceptionally friendly and exceptionally close" relations between Austria and Croatia. He also emphasized the cultural connection between the two countries. A topic of particular importance was Austria's dependence on Russian gas and the possibilities of exploiting the potential of the Croatian LNG terminal.

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