The Croatian Defence Minister Mario Banožić on 17 March 2021 met with the newly appointed Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Croatia, H. E. Andrey Nesterenko.
Minister Banožić and Ambassador Nesterenko praised the meeting and agreed that the two countries had friendly relations.
Minister Banožić priorities of Croatian defence policy and wished Ambassador Nesterenko a successful mandate in the Republic of Croatia.
Ambassador Nesterenko stated that the Russian Federation was open to co-operation with the Republic of Croatia in all domains.
Also, the Defence Minister and Ambassador expressed hope in continued productive co-operation and enhanced bilateral relations.