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Nov 20, 2018

Hungary backs Croatiaʼs accession to the OECD

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán will make an official visit to Croatia in a sign that relations between the two countries are improving

Hungary has said it will back Croatiaʼs accession to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

MTI reports that Croatian Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Marija Pejčinović Burić made the revelation during an interview published in Croatian daily Večernji list.

"Hungary is a neighborly and friendly country that is connected to us by a number of historical, cultural and other ties, but mainly personal connections are tight and close," the foreign minister said.

A previous dispute between MOL and Croatiaʼs oil and gas company INA, led to Hungary withdrawing its support prior to the latest announcement.

New OECD members are only able to join the organization if they have the unanimous support of all current members.

Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković confirmed that Hungary is now backing the country and that Prime Minister Viktor Orbán will make an official visit to Croatia.