Croatia wants to strengthen ties with India: Ambassador
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Last Updated: Monday, March 22, 2010, 21:06
Mumbai: The Ambassador of Croatia Dr Boris Velic today said Croatia wants to strengthen co-operation in the fields of culture, sports and tourism besides promoting business with India.

Velic said that tourism accounts for nearly 20 per cent of the GDP of Croatia, and his country is keen to tap the huge interest of Indian tourists by attracting them to Croatia, he said talking to Governor of Maharashtra K Sankaranarayanan at Raj Bhavan.

The Ambassador said that the Olympic associations of India and Croatia are going to sign an agreement for cooperation in sports shortly, a Raj Bhavan release said.

Velic informed the Governor that there is an exceptional interest among Croatians in Hindi and Sanskrit languages.

In order to promote mutual understanding of the people of the two countries, efforts are being made to translate the writings in Hindi in Croatian language and Croatian writings in Hindi, he said.

The Croatian Ambassador presented the Governor a copy of a Hindi book - Croatian Sahitya, containing selected prose and poems by eminent Croatian writers.

The book has been published by the Embassy with cooperation from the University of Zagreb and University of Delhi.


First Published: Monday, March 22, 2010, 21:06

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