Croatia – Visit by Jean-Yves Le Drian (14 January 2021)


Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, will visit Zagreb in Croatia on January 14.

The minister will be received by Zoran Milanovic, President of Croatia, and will meet with Andrej Plenkovic, Prime Minister and Gordan Grlic-Radman, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs.

Jean-Yves Le Drian will discuss with his interlocutors the vitality of our bilateral relations embodied by the existence, since 2010, of a strategic partnership between our two countries which takes the form of an action plan. He will discuss key European topical issues in preparation for the French presidency of the Council of the European Union in the first half of 2022, the situation in the Western Balkans and the most recent Brexit developments. Jean-Yves Le Drian will also discuss key international issues.

Two weeks after the earthquake in Croatia, which resulted in the death of seven people and considerable material damage, Mr. Le Drian will visit the area close to the epicenter in order to demonstrate France’s solidarity and friendship with the Croatian people and authorities. France immediately sent 240 tents and several emergency container shelters.

The minister will visit the French international school in Zagreb which, together with the German school, is one of five French-German Eurocampuses around the world.