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PHILIPPINES-CROATIA DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS – 25th ANNIVERSARY
Croatia–Philippines relations refers
to the diplomatic relations that were established
between Croatia and the Philippines on February 25, 1993, soon
after the Philippines recognized Croatia as an independent nation in
1992. The two countries have
links between their shipping industries, including port management,
investment, and seafarers, and they propose to extend this to
cooperation in shipbuilding and the navies.
In 1993, both governments signed an
agreement abolishing the requirement for a visa for holders of
diplomatic and official passports.
In 1995, the governments reached an agreement on scientific
and technological cooperation.
In 2009, the governments signed an agreement on cultural
cooperation. Also in
2009, the Croatian Ministry of Sports and the Philippine Board of
Sports signed a memorandum on cooperation in the field of sports.
The Permanent Representative of
Philippines to Croatia is based in the Philippine embassy
in Austria. The Croatian
ambassador accredited to the Philippines is based in the embassy
In 2012, Croatia and the Philippines
conducted their second political consultation in Manila. This was
conducted at the sub-ministerial level according to a protocol
signed in 2005. The meeting identified shipbuilding as a potential
area of cooperation.
In 2012 the Defense Ministers of both
countries met during an official Croatian delegation visit to the
Philippines. They discussed potential cooperation on military
technology, shipbuilding, and between their respective navies,
particularly in combating piracy. They anticipated and stressed the
importance of signing a Memorandum of Understanding between the
countries regarding logistics and the defense industry. During the
meeting, Croatia offered to build ships for the Philippine Coast
Guard and overhaul existing ships, as well as pistols and assault
rifles manufactured to NATO standards.