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Paraguayan Croats receive Croatian passports as ambassador welcomed

(Photo: Paraguay Association of Croats/Facebook) 

19 March 2019 – The new Croatian ambassador to Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay, Duška Paravić, has been welcomed by the Croatian community in Paraguay. 

After Paraguay’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Luis Castiglioni, accepted a copy of her credentials, Ambassador Paravić has visited the Paraguay Association of Croats. 

Ambassador Duška Paravić (Photo: Paraguay Association of Croats/Facebook) 

The ambassador was greeted with a rendition of “Lijepa naša Domovino” by the Croatian choir before the association’s president Hugo Estigarribia welcomed her. 

(Photo: Paraguay Association of Croats/Facebook) 

The ambassador held discussions with the Croatian community in Paraguay about cooperations with the homeland as well as other areas of interest between the two nations. 

(Photo: Paraguay Association of Croats/Facebook) 

Ambassador Paravić also brought with her Croatian passports for those who had successfully applied for them during the consulate day in the capital Asunción last year. 

(Photo: Paraguay Association of Croats/Facebook) 
(Photo: Paraguay Association of Croats/Facebook) 
(Photo: Paraguay Association of Croats/Facebook) 
(Photo: Paraguay Association of Croats/Facebook) 

Around 5,000 people with Croatian heritage live in Paraguay today. The Paraguay Association of Croats was established in October 2015. 

(Photo: Paraguay Association of Croats/Facebook) 
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