Albania-Croatia Joint Economic Cooperation Committee held its 5th Session on 15 May 2018 in Zagreb, Croatia, under the chairmanship of the Deputy Minister of Finance and Economy of Albania, Ms. Albana Shkurta and Assistant Minister of Economy, Entrepreneurship and Crafts of Croatia, Mr. Zvonimir Novak.

During the sessions, the Albanian and Croatian side exchanged information on the prospects of bilateral economic cooperation, and in particular the talks focused on the fields of industry, transport and infrastructure, energy and environmental protection, tourism, agriculture, finance, urban development and spatial planning, science, health, social protection, standardization and EU integration.

The two delegations praised the very good political relations between the two countries’ governments, which are based on traditional historical friendship between the two peoples and nations. Political dialogue and relations between countries are evidenced by a considerable number of visits and meetings on high levels.

The Croatian side expressed its commitment to Albania’s EU integration processes and reaffirmed its full commitment to intensify bilateral co-operation in all areas in the best interest of the two countries.
After the end of the session, the co-chairmen of the Joint Committee signed the Protocol on bilateral cooperation and expressed their commitment to continue the 6th Session of the Joint Economic Commission in Tirana.

Present at the meeting was the Albanian Ambassador to Croatia, Mr. Ilir Melo

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