A Croatian delegation is in Indonesia where they will attend meetings aimed at strengthening economic ties between the two nations.
Croatia’s head of Trade Policy Denis Cajo is leading the business delegation which will attend the meeting on Tuesday (23 April) that is in line with an agreement on economic and technical cooperation the governments of Indonesia and Croatia signed in 1997.
Trade between the two nations has been on the decline. In 2012 trade between Croatia and Indonesia totalled 53.7 million USD, 15% down on the previous year. Croatia exported 37% less commodities to Indonesia last year, and imported 8% less.
The meeting are aimed at addressing the situation and advancing economic cooperation. It has been reported that Croatia will offer Indonesia its Adriatic ports of Zadar, Ploce and Rijeka for Indonesian goods heading for European markets.