Sino-Croatian relations over the past 25 years

Source:Global Times Published: 2017/5/19 20:29:35

In April 1992, the former State Councilor and former Chinese Foreign Minister Qian Qichen sent an official letter to the former Croatian Foreign Minister Zvonimir Šeparović, announcing China's recognition of Croatia's independence.

In May 1992, Qian paid an official visit to Croatia, during which a Joint Communiqué on the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between China and Croatia was signed. In the same month, China voted for Resolution No.753 of the UN Security Council, supporting the accession of the Republic of Croatia to the United Nations.

In June 1993, the former Croatian President Franjo Tuđman paid an official visit to China on which occasion both sides signed a joint declaration between China and Croatia and mutual agreements on investment promotion and protection, cooperation in culture and education, maritime transport, ministry protocol on consultations, and other important agreements.

In June 2000, Li Peng, then Chairman of the National People's Congress of China, paid an official visit to Croatia. Later, in October, Zdravko Tomac, the Speaker of the Croatian Parliament, paid an official visit to China.

In May 2002, then Croatian President Stjepan Mesić paid an official visit to China. On that occasion, both sides signed a joint statement on deepening the cooperation between China and Croatia.

In May 2005, then Croatian Prime Minister Ivo Sanader paid an official visit to China, during which the heads of both countries signed a joint statement to establish a comprehensive cooperation partnership between China and Croatia.

In September 2006, Chinese State Councilor Tang Jiaxuan paid an official visit to Croatia where he signed an agreement on cooperation in agriculture between China and Croatia with his counterpart.

In May 2008, then Chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference Jia Qinglin paid an official visit to Croatia.

In the same month, then Croatian President Stjepan Mesić, then Croatian Prime Minister Ivo Sanader, and then Croatian Foreign Affairs and European Integration Minister Gordan Jandroković delivered solicitude letters on the Wenchuan earthquake to their Chinese counterpart and offered humanitarian aid worth 200,000 euros ($222,220)

In August 2008, then Croatian President Stjepan Mesić attended the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games opening ceremony. Later, in September, then Croatian Vice Prime Minister Jadranka Kosor attended the opening ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Paralympics.

In June 2009, then Chinese President Hu Jintao paid a state visit to Croatia, during which both sides signed agreements on economic cooperation, air transport, health and pension cooperation and other documents.

In May 2010, then Croatian President Ivo Josipović attended the Croatia National Pavilion Day celebration event, which was held at the 2010 Shanghai Expo in Shanghai.

In May 2012, the former Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress Wu Bangguo paid an official visit to Croatia, marking the 20th anniversary of the establishment of Sino-Croatian diplomatic ties. He also attended the opening of the first Confucius Institute at the University of Zagreb.

In May 2014, Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong paid an official visit to Croatia.

In October 2015, the Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović paid an official visit to China, during which she talked with her Chinese counterpart and attended the 2015 Poverty Reduction and Development Forum.



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