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(H) Prime Minister Racan & Minister Picula in Washington DC June 5-7
By Nenad N. Bach | Published  06/4/2002 | Events | Unrated
(H) Prime Minister Racan & Minister Picula in Washington DC June 5-7

Veleposlanstvo Republike Hrvatske u Sjedinjenim Američkim Državama Embassy of the Republic of Croatia to the United States of America

2343 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington D.C. 20008

Press office,  Phone: (202) 986 9476       Fax.: (202) 588 8938




We are pleased to inform youthat Prime Minister of the Republic of Croatia Ivica Račan and Minister ofForeign Affairs Tonino Picula will visit Washington, DC June 5 – June 7.

Croatian Prime Minister IvicaRačan and Minister of Foreign Affairs Tonino Picula will hold a meetingwith Dr. Condoleeza Rice at the White House on Thursday, June 6. During the stayat the White House, Croatian delegation will meet President George W. Bush.

Prior to visit to the WhiteHouse, Croatian delegation will visit the Capitol Hill and meet with severalsenators.

From 12:00 to 1:15 pm onJune 6, 2002 Prime Minister Račan will give a lecture at WoodrowWilson International Center for Scholars on Croatia and Euro-AtlanticIntegration

Afterwards, Croatian PrimeMinister Ivica Račan and Minister of Foreign Affairs Tonino Picula willmeet with the U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell at the U.S. Department ofState.

Also, Croatian Prime Ministerand Minister of Foreign Affairs will meet U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft,U.S. Secretary of Commerce Donald Evans and U.S. Deputy Defence Secretary PaulWolfowitz during their stay at Washington DC.

Besides political, Croatiandelegation will hold numerous economical meetings, with leaders of U.S. Chamberof Commerce, Export-Import Bank of the United States, Business Council forInternational Understanding as well as The World Bank and The World MonetaryFund.

On June 7, 2002 at 3:00pm, Prime Minister of the Republic of Croatia Ivica Račanand Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Croatia Tonino Piculawill hold a news conference at the National Press Club. At the conferencethey will discuss Croatia’s political and economic situation and progress, itsaspirations to join NATO and expected relations with the Alliance after theupcoming Prague summit, as well as inform the public about their meetings.

In his talks, Prime Minister Račanis expected to discuss a range of bilateral and regional issues, including for Croatia’s integration into transatlantic and European institutionsand its contribution to security and stability in Europe as well aspossibilities for U.S. investments in Croatian economy.


Mediacontact: Alan Vojvodić, (202) 986 9476, 

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