Icelandic Minister for Foreign Affairs Össur Skarphédinsson is currently on an official visit to Croatia. Yesterday he met Croatian Foreign Minister Gordan Jandrokovic and the country’s president, Ivo Josipovic, in Zagreb.
Skarphédinsson (left) and Jandrokovic after signing an agreement on double taxation yesterday. Courtesy of the Icelandic Foreign Ministry.
Skarphédinsson also visited the Croatian parliament and spoke with its president, as stated in a press release from the Icelandic Foreign Ministry.
At their meeting the foreign ministers discussed bilateral relations between the two countries, Iceland’s and Croatia’s application to the European Union and cooperation within international institutions.
Skarphédinsson also told his counterpart about the economic situation in Iceland and the collaboration with the International Monetary Fund. At the end of the meeting the ministers signed a double taxation agreement between the two states.
Both Jandrokovic and Josipovic declared their interest in cooperating with Iceland on geothermal energy issues. Croatia is planning to launch geothermal energy projects and the country’s leadership is eager to make use of Icelandic experience and knowledge in that field.
Skarphédinsson attended the signing of an agreement between the Icelandic engineering firm Efla and the Energy Institute Hrovje Poža on consultancy on geothermal energy yesterday.
Today, the minister will learn more about fish farming on the island Ugljan before he continues to Budapest for an official visit to Hungary.