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Croatian Ambassador to France dies

Croatian ambassador to France dies

Filip Vučak (Photo: Croatian Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs)

ZAGREB, 19 January (Hina) – Croatian Ambassador to France Filip Vučak died on Saturday after a grave illness, the Foreign Ministry said on Monday.

Vučak “made a great contribution to the development of Croatian diplomacy from its beginning,” the ministry said, adding that he significantly contributed to the development of the relations with France since 2017.

Vučak had also been Croatia’s ambassador in Madrid during the intensive lobbying for the start of Croatia’s accession negotiations with the EU as well as to the Holy See, where he “persistently promoted historical facts about the blessed Cardinal Alojzije Stepinac, notably when the process of Cardinal Stepinac’s canonisation began,” the ministry said.

Vučak had also been the charge d’affaires in Moscow, the foreign minister’s chief of staff and later the foreign minister’s special advisor.

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