Albania, Croatia to establish direct sea, air links

Tirana, Feb 13 (IANS) Albania and Croatia are mulling plans to establish maritime and air routes between the two countries, the media reported on Saturday.

Albanian Transport and Infrastructure Minister Edmond Haxhinasto met Croatia’s newly appointed ambassador to Albania, Sanja Bujas Juraga, to discuss bilateral cooperation in transport, Xinhua reported.

Both sides agreed on planning a meeting of the joint commission on transport.

The two sides agreed to establish a new sea line linking Albania’s biggest port Durres with Croatia’s southern port of Dubrovnik.

Authorities were also looking into the possibility of introducing direct air links between Zagreb and Tirana.

Albanian authorities hope the planned maritime and air links would promote the country’s tourism industry and business with Croatia.

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