A few days ago, the Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic went to the United States in order to participate at the 72nd Regular Session of the UN General Assembly, which is taking place at the UN Headquarters in New York from the 12th to the 25th of September 2017.
Upon arrival to New York, the Prime Minister Plenkovic, accompanied by the Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Marija Pejcinovic Buric, met with representatives of the Croatian Community in the US from New York, Los Angeles, Houston, Philadelphia and Washington.
‘’I am glad that during our visit to New York, organized by our Embassy, Consular Offices and the Permanent Mission to the UN, we have this opportunity to meet with representatives of Croats living in the US, not only here in New York but in other states. Even representatives from the Croatian World Congress from Los Angeles, Croats from Washington, Philadelphia, Houston and other cities came here to meet with us’’, commented Plenkovic.
On this occasion, Plenkovic emphasized the importance of gathering all of those who wanted to contribute to their homeland. He also reminded of the 25th anniversary of Croatia’s membership in the UN and the speech that was then held by the first Croatian President Franjo Tudjman. The Foreign Minister Pejcinovic Buric and the Croatian Ambassador to the United States Pjer Simunovic called Croats living in the US for cooperation.
Plenkovic also commented the first appearance of the US President Trump at the UN General Assembly by saying that Trump’s speech should point to the main guidelines of the US foreign policy. He added that it is notable that this year’s UN General Assembly will not be attended by the German Chancellor Angela Merkel, as well as by the Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Chinese President Xi Jinpin, thus, Plenkovic concluded that Trump’s speech would be a dominant topic for the next few days.
The Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic is to address to the UN General Assembly on the 21st of September 2017.