Georgia will attend Croatian President’s inauguration

Tamar Beruchashvili, Foreign Minister of Georgia; Photo by RFE/RL, 15 Feb 2015 - 16:36, Tbilisi,Georgia

The Foreign Minister of Georgia has left for Croatia to attend the inauguration ceremony of Croatia's new president-elect, Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic.

While Georgia’s Tamar Beruchashvili is in Croatia she will hold an introductory meeting with Grabar-Kitarovic and First Vice-Premier, Foreign and European Minister Vesna Pusic.

The parties will discuss mutual cooperation and ways to strengthen the relationship between Georgia and Croatia.

The Georgian side said it was also interested in learning from Croatia’s experience in regards to European and Euro-Atlantic integration.

Croatia became the newest member of the European Union (EU) when it joined in July 2013.

Meanwhile, Grabar-Kitarovic has become the first female president of Croatia.

She is a politically conservative member of the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ), which pushed the country towards independence from former Yugoslavia in 1991.

The 46-year-old is a former foreign minister and assistant to the NATO Secretary General.