Sat, 16 Oct 2021

ZAGREB, Sept. 23 (Xinhua) -- The Speaker of the Croatian Parliament Gordan Jandrokovic said here on Thursday that the Peljesac Bridge will remain a symbol of friendly Croatia-China relations.

Jandrokovic made the remarks while meeting outgoing Chinese Ambassador Xu Erwen, according to the Jandrokovic's office.

The Peljesac Bridge, which connects Croatian mainland and the Peljesac Peninsula of its southernmost Dubrovnik-Neretva County, will remain "a lasting and most visible symbol of friendly relations between the two peoples," the parliament speaker said.

A Chinese consortium led by China Road and Bridge Corporation won the bid to build the first phase of the Peljesac Bridge and its access roads in 2018.

The final piece of steel box girder for the bridge was installed ahead of schedule despite the COVID-19 pandemic, and the bridge will be open to traffic next year when all access roads and relevant constructions are finished.

Jandrokovic and the Chinese ambassador agreed that there is still room to boost economic cooperation and trade, as well as a mutual desire to establish direct flights between the two countries.

Next year will mark the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Croatia and China.

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