Croatia - UK
British foreign secretary to visit Zagreb
Izvor: Reuters / Autor: Reuters
On Thursday, Hague will meet with First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Vesna Pusic and on Friday he will meet with President Ivo Josipovic.
Great Britain last week formally concluded the process of ratifying Croatia's accession treaty to the European Union, with the Foreign Office stating that this is an historic moment for Croatia and the EU, marking the culmination of six years of the toughest accession negotiations yet.
Britain deposited the ratification documents with the Italian government, the depositary authority for the Treaty of Rome.
In a press release on the completion of ratification, Minister Hague last Monday said "successful EU membership is an opportunity to unlock prosperity for Croatia’s people and provides a clear example to Croatia’s western Balkans neighbours that hard work does indeed pay off."
Minister Pusic visited London in mid-October last year and last week President Josipovic conducted an official visit to Great Britain.