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Zadar County attended the economic forum of the 16 + 1 initiative

first_imgDuring an official visit to Hainan Province in April 2018, the Zadar County Delegation signed a Letter of Intent on establishing friendly relations. Zadar County has established a friendly relationship with one of the richest Chinese provinces, which owes most of its development to tourism and services. “In recent years, we have seen a significant increase in the arrival of Chinese, and this year about 300 thousand Chinese tourists are expected in Croatia. On an annual basis, approximately 150 million Chinese travel to foreign destinations and there we still have significant room for improvement. Chinese tourists have become one of the best consumers in recent years, and since the summer season is not crucial for them, it is a good opportunity for our tourism workers to fill their capacity in the pre- and post-season. To this end, we have, among other things, established friendly relations with Hainan Province, which is their strongest tourist region.”, Concludes Longin. Last year, the Port of Zadar officially became part of the Silk Road, which was confirmed by the final declaration of the conference “Cooperation in cruise tourism on the Silk Road of the 21st century”, held at the ASEAN business summit in Bo’ao in April 2018 in China. Hainan region. Zadar County Prefect Božidar Longin in Dubrovnik participated in the business and economic forum of the ‘CEEC 16 + 1’ initiative, which was held as part of the 8th Summit of China and the Prime Ministers of 16 Central and Eastern European countries. Zadar County was one of the first in Croatia to initiate cooperation with the People’s Republic of China, Zadar County reports. A delegation from Hainan Province, led by Deputy Governor Wang Lu, paid a return visit to Zadar County in September 2018. It was announced that cooperation between the two friendly regions will continue, with an emphasis on sports, tourism, agriculture and education. “It was a very important event that will certainly give additional impetus to cooperation between Croatia and China. We made a lot of new contacts during the Business Forum, and I am glad that Zadar County is recognized by a good part of Chinese businessmen as an advanced region that is open for investment.”Says Longin. “The Chinese are extremely interested in developing economic cooperation with the entire European Union, and especially with the countries of Central and Southeast Europe. As for investments in Zadar County, there are many interested business entities from China who want to invest in many areas – from health tourism, business zones, railways, to renewable energy projects. We are aware that our county is attractive to many investors, and that is why we must continue to work on encouraging a positive investment climate.”, Adds Longin. In addition to cooperation in the economic field, the Chinese can make an additional contribution to the development of our tourism. Source / photo: Zadar Countylast_img

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