The King and Queen of Sweden, Carl XVI Gustaf and Silvia, arrived in Croatia on Tuesday for their 3-day visit and immediately where met by Croatian President Ivo Josipovic, where the two talked about Swedish-Croatian relations.
“As you know we in Sweden follow and know very well your situation and we consider you as our friends. We were very interested in making this visit and we hear how Croatia is improving with its reforms,” said the Swedish King, before adding.
“In Sweden a lot of people who like to come to Croatia as a tourist, and at the same time there are a lot of people from Croatia who know a lot about Sweden,” said Carl XVI Gustaf.
With the Swedish Royalty also came representatives from 20 of Sweden’s leading companies such as Ericsson, Securitas, Volvo, Saab and Fortum, who met with Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic ahead of the Swedish-Croatian business forum.
“Croatia is a very important market for us,” said the CEO of Ericsson Hans Vestberg, adding that he was pleased with the results of Ericsson Nikola Tesla in Croatia. Currently there are 60 Swedish companies doing business in Croatia with Swedish exports to Croatia reaching around 1.5 billion kruna annually. Over 135,000 tourists from Sweden visit Croatia each year.