Report on MEXPA’s visit to Embassy of the Republic of Croatia

The Malaysian Exporters Association (MEXPA) conducted a courtesy visit to the Croatia Embassy on 14 May 2012 and was welcomed by His Excellency Zeljko Bosnjak. The team was represented by Mr Koh See Tiang, Puan Sevaran Kaur JP and Puan Azizah Anuar.

We had a lengthy discussion with His Excellency and found that Croatia was a country with 5 million people, with western culture, multicultural and had 80,000 Muslim living there. Most of them are Christians. The Croatian call their country ‘Our Beautiful Homeland’ which relates in their national anthem. It has European parliamentary state and cultural history. The friendly Ambassador, H.E. Zeljko Bosnjak classified Croatia as one of the medium sized European countries such as Denmark, Ireland, Slovakia and Switzerland.

Croatia is a land of open frontiers and simple customs regulations, a peaceful country. It is a good place to visit as the shoreline enjoys the majority of the Adriatic coastline. The narrow Dinara mountain range separates the country’s Mediterranean region. Having the Alps in the northest and Danube in the East and fertile Pamonian Islands in the South. The population being 4,429,078 inhabits. Croatians, Serbs, Bosnians, Slovenia, Hungarian, Czech, Italians and Albanians make up the inhabitant. The capital is Zagreb. It is the economic, transport, cultural and academic centre of the country. There are 1,244 islands and the largest are Krk and Cres. There are 50 inhabited islands.

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