“Croatian Defence Minister Damir Krsticevic and the Chief of General Staff of the Croatian Armed Forces General Mirko Sundov, met with the Commander of the Minnesota National Guard General Jon Jensen, in Zagreb on Tuesday, the Defence Ministry said in a statement.

Jensen had arrived for a five-day official visit to Croatia ahead of a visit by US Defence Secretary James Mattis, also scheduled for this week.

‘The United States of America is our most important partner in defence and security. I am glad that you have come to visit Croatia in this important week when US Defence Secretary James Mattis is coming to Zagreb, which is also a great honour to us,’ Krsticevic said.” (N1)