Croatia, China vow to enhance law enforcement, security cooperation

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ZAGREB: Croatia is willing to enhance cooperation with China on law enforcement and security, said Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic on Thursday when meeting with visiting Chinese State Councilor and Minister of Public Security Zhao Kezhi.

Plenkovic asked Zhao to convey his cordial greetings and sincere wishes to Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang, saying that Croatia attached great importance to the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative and wants to be actively involved in it.

He also welcomed more Chinese investments and tourists to Croatia, hoping to join China in pushing forward Croatia-China and Europe-China relations.

For his part, Zhao conveyed good wishes of Xi and Li to Prime Minister Plenkovic, saying that China and Croatia share a long history of friendly relations and are cooperating well in many areas thanks to the strategic guidance of leaders of both countries.

China is willing to work with Croatia to implement the important consensus reached by the two countries’ heads of state, and further strengthen bilateral ties by tapping into their joint efforts in frameworks including the Belt and Belt Initiative and the China-Central Eastern European countries cooperation.

The minister also noted that China and Croatia should enhance cooperation in combating terrorism, enhancing security capacity for the Belt and Road construction, and fighting multi-national crimes.

(With inputs from Xinhua)