Croatia–Egypt relations

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Croatian-Egyptian relations
Map indicating locations of Croatia and Egypt



Croatian-Egyptian relations are foreign relations between Croatia and Egypt. Egypt recognized newly independent Croatia on April 16, 1992, and the two countries established diplomatic relations on October 1, 1992.[1] Croatia has an embassy in Cairo and an honorary consulate in Alexandria.[1] The Cairo Embassy also officially handles the countries of Bahrain, Ethiopia, Yemen, Jordan, Qatar, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Sudan and the UAE, as well as Djibouti, Eritrea and Iraq in certain matters.[2] Egypt has an embassy in Zagreb.[3] Both countries are members of the Union for the Mediterranean.

SFR Yugoslavia maintained good relations with Egypt, especially through the Non-Aligned Movement. In the 1970s and 1980s numerous Croatian companies had Egypt and other Arab countries as a capital export market,[4] including INGRA,[5] and the Croatian authorities have been trying to re-create these opportunities with various investment-related activities.[4][6] Numerous Croatian officials made official visits to Egypt,[1] and most recently Hosni Mubarak was in Zagreb in October 2009,[7] while Jadranka Kosor returned the visit in December 2010.[8] Croatian companies made some inroads in the Egyptian market, notably including an oil exploration concession for INA in 2002 that became significant in 2007.[9] In early 2011, many Croatian workers were evacuated from Egypt, including those of INA, as the 2011 Egyptian revolution started.[10] In July 2011, the Croatian Government complied with the decision of the Council of the European Union to freeze Egyptian assets in connection to Mubarak and 18 connected persons.[11]

In 2015, a Croatian citizen Tomislav Salopek was kidnapped in Egypt by Islamist militants.

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  1. ^ a b c "Bilateralni odnosi" [Bilateral relations] (in Croatian). Embassy of the Republic of Croatia in the Arabic Republic of Egypt. Retrieved 2011-08-31. 
  2. ^ "Diplomatske misije i konzularni uredi RH - Arapska Republika Egipat" (in Croatian). Embassy of the Republic of Croatia in the Arabic Republic of Egypt. Retrieved 2011-08-31. 
  3. ^ "Veleposlanstvo Arapske Republike Egipat u Republici Hrvatskoj". Diplomatska predstavništva stranih zemalja i međunarodnih organizacija u RH (in Croatian). Croatian Information-Documentation Referral Agency. 2011-08-19. Retrieved 2011-08-31. 
  4. ^ a b "Egipat". Hrvatska gospodarska diplomacija (in Croatian). Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration (Croatia). Retrieved 2011-08-31. 
  5. ^ Danijel Režek (2003-09-11). "Pola stoljeća Ingre" [Half century of Ingra]. Građevinar (in Croatian). Croatian association of civil engineers. 55 (11): 631–639. ISSN 0350-2465. Retrieved 2011-08-31. 
  6. ^ "Gospodarski i politički odnosi RH i Egipta". Poslovni dnevnik (in Croatian). Retrieved 2011-08-31. 
  7. ^ "Hosni Mubarak u službenom posjetu Hrvatskoj" (in Croatian). 2009-10-16. Retrieved 2011-08-31. 
  8. ^ "Predsjednica Vlade Kosor s predsjednikom Arapske Republike Egipat Hosnijem Mubarakom" (in Croatian). Croatian Government. 2010-12-02. Retrieved 2011-08-31. 
  9. ^ Stanko Borić (9 January 2007). "Inino rekordno nalazište nafte u Egiptu" [INA's record oil find is located in Egypt]. Nacional (in Croatian). Archived from the original on 9 July 2012. Retrieved 9 July 2012. 
  10. ^ "Počela evakuacija - Hrvati napuštaju Egipat, radnike povlači i Ina". Novi list (in Croatian). HINA. 2011-01-31. Retrieved 2011-08-31. 
  11. ^ "Odluka o provođenju međunarodnih mjera ograničavanja utvrđenih Odlukom Vijeća Europske unije 2011/172/ZVSP u odnosu na Arapsku Republiku Egipat". Narodne novine (in Croatian). 2011-07-13. Retrieved 2011-08-31. 

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