A reception was held in Ankara on the occasion of the Croatian National Day and the Day of the Armed Forces, as well as its participation in the Schengen area and the Eurozone.
The Croatian Ambassador to Ankara, Hrvoje Cvitanovic, representatives of foreign missions, the military and many guests attended the reception, which was held at a hotel in Ankara.
The Croatian National Anthem was sung at the ceremony, which began with a minute’s silence on behalf of those who lost their lives in the earthquakes that hit Kahramanmaraş on February 6 and the war in Ukraine.
Speaking at the reception, Ambassador Kvitanovic mentioned that Croatia has achieved great goals recently and reminded that the European Union is included in the Schengen and Euro zones.
Underlining that Turkey stands by Croatia in difficult times such as earthquakes and that his country stands by Turkey in difficult times, Kvitanović said, “Last week, our Minister of Foreign and European Affairs spoke, with UNICEF, about building 3 large container schools with a capacity of 2,000 students in the earthquake zone. I am pleased to announce that you have signed the contract.” He said.
Kvitanovic also mentioned that economic cooperation between the two countries has developed.
A folk dance show was held in celebration.
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