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Friday, May 25, 2018

Attorney General Sessions Meets with Croatian Prime Minister and President

A Department of Justice official released the following statement at the conclusion of Attorney General Jeff Sessions ' meetings with Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković and President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović:

"Attorney General Sessions today met with Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković and President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović. The Attorney General thanked President Grabar-Kitarović for Croatia's participation in NATO missions and logistical support in the fight against ISIS. Attorney General Sessions also committed to building the U.S.-Croatia relationship, including through increased law enforcement cooperation. On other defense issues, Attorney General Sessions encouraged President Grabar-Kitarović to announce a credible plan to meet the full intent of the Wales Pledge by 2024, which includes 2 percent of GDP spending on defense and 20 percent of defense spending on major new equipment. The Attorney General expressed the Trump Administration’s support for Croatia’s intended completion of the Croatian Liquefied Natural Gas terminal off the Adriatic Coast, which the Attorney General urged the Prime Minister and President to push forward on, in order to increase regional energy security."

Press Release Number: 
18-694
Updated May 25, 2018