Zagreb - Croatian Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković received Romania's Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu on Monday and they agreed that in order to strengthen economic cooperation it was necessary to open air routes between Zagreb and Bucharest.
Jandroković welcomed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Croatian and Romanian chambers of commerce as a contribution to strengthening economic cooperation, as well as the signing of an Agreement on Mutual Protection of Classified Data.
The two officials expressed mutual support for Romania's and Croatia's accession to the Schengen area which would additionally contribute to strengthening the European Union's security, the press release said.
The talks focused on mutual interests in participating in the stabilisation of Southeast Europe and underscored support for the Croatia-Bulgaria-Romania-Greece quadrilateral initiative aimed at promoting and strengthening mutual cooperation in the areas of infrastructure, transport and regular exchange of opinions on the migrant crisis, cross-border cooperation and EU enlargement.
Grindeanu proposed a more intensive exchange of experience in the process of the accession of Southeast European countries to the European Union and underscored that the trio that will be chairing the Council of the European Union consisting of Romania, Finland and Croatia in the period 2019-2020, will help to further strengthen cooperation between the two countries.