Kovind, who received Croatia`s highest civilian honor — the Grand Order of the King of Tomislav, said, “I accept this honour with great humility. I would like to dedicate this distinction to the friendship of Ind-Croatia. May this particular gesture strengthen our friendship forever. “#PresidentKovind and President of Croatia, Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic, witnessed the signing of four moUs between the two countries in the field of tourism, sport, the installation of chairs in #Sanskrit and #Hindi,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Ravish Kumar tweeted shortly after the agreements were signed. These pages provide an overview of the bilateral and other international legal agreements concluded so far by the Republic of Croatia with the various countries of the world in alphabetical order, according to the country`s official abbreviated name. In addition, these parties also contain bilateral agreements or legal acts in force between the Republic of Croatia and the countries concerned by the bilateral agreement on the succession of bilateral agreements of the predecessor state, when such an agreement is concluded. The Indian Embassy of Croatia lists the following agreements and MoUs Two agreements have been signed to create the Chair of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) for Sanskrit and Hindi language at the University of Zagreb. Four cooperation agreements have been signed in Zagreb, two in the field of education and two in the field of tourism and sport. “Croatia attracted nearly 19 million tourists last year… The tourist flow from India to Croatia is increasing sharply from year to year. The tourism cooperation agreement, which we signed today, will help strengthen our ties in this important sector,” said the President. With regard to bilateral treaties or acts that the Republic of Croatia took over from the predecessor state by its succession, with the issue of the Official Journal of the Republic of Croatia (NN-MU), which publishes the list of bilateral treaties and hereditary acts, as well as the official name of each treaty or act, information relating to the number of the Official Journal of the Predecessor State in which the text of the treaty or legislative act is published, as well as information on its possible termination. “The European Union is important globally and should be the anchor of global security in a polarized world,” said the Indian President.
“I call on India to join the Rijeka port project as access to Central and Eastern Europe and the free trade area,” said the Croatian president. She invited Indian businessmen to build an Indian distribution centre in the port of Rijeka. President Kovind invited Croatian businessmen to invest in India and expressed satisfaction with the fact that 64,000 Indian tourists visit Croatia each year. Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic stressed that Croatia had taken responsibility for being a strong link in the energy interconnections of Central, Southern and Eastern Europe. Earlier in the day, on the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi`s 150th birthday, Kovind presented the Croatian government with a bust of the global icon of peace and non-violence for public presentation. Accompanied by Indian businessmen who will attend the Indian-Croat Economic Forum on Wednesday, Ram Nath Kovind is the first Indian president to visit Croatia since independence. AGREEMENT FOR AVOIDANCE OF DOUBLE TAXATION AND PREVENTION OF FISCAL EVASION WITH ALBANIA THE GOVERNMENT OF INDIA WITH RESPECT TO TAXES ON INCOME AND ON CAPITAL Kovind, who is the first-first-first Indian head of state to visit Croatia, is in the country from March 25 to March 28. As part of his three-day three-day visit to Croatia, Bolivia and Chile, the President is in the European country to further strengthen bilateral relations between India and the three countries. President Kovind stressed that India attached great importance to relations with the European Union and that the Croatian EU Presidency in 2020 would provide a framework for strengthening cooperation.