Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Gordan Grlić Radman on Monday talked over the phone with Israeli Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi.
The two ministers underscored satisfaction with the upward trend in bilateral cooperation, including the areas of security and defence. They also discussed cooperation in tourism, which will depend on the progression of the COVID-19 pandemic, confirming readiness to establish direct flight routes as soon as the epidemiological situation allows.
Ashkenazi expressed sympathy for the citizens of Zagreb in wake of the earthquake and underlined his friendship with Croatia, which he knows personally and will gladly visit again.
In addition, the two ministers talked about the Middle East Peace Process, stressing the importance of maintaining open diplomatic channels between the EU and Israel on that sensitive issue. Ashkenazi voiced satisfaction with Croatia's role and approach as the Council of the EU chair, highlighting the importance of EU-Israel relations in general.
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