Croatia and China launch third joint police patrol to better serve tourists
Chinese Embassy in Croatia
Croatia and China on Saturday announced the launch of a third joint police patrol after a two-year suspension due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The patrol in Croatia would mark the first time Chinese police have carried out overseas patrol missions since the start of the pandemic.
At the launch ceremony at the Chinese Embassy in Croatia, Ambassador Qi Qianjin said Croatia was the first country in Central and Eastern Europe to carry out joint police patrol with China to better protect the interests Chinese tourists and overseas Chinese in Croatia. The move will enhance bilateral cooperation in tourism, law enforcement and security, he said.
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Croatia. Qi said he believes the joint patrol will enhance mutual trust and strengthen the friendship between the two countries.
Velimir Tisma, head of the Zagreb Police Department’s Prevention Service, said joint police patrols during Croatia’s travel season are a vital aspect of Croatian police’s international cooperation, playing a vital role in protecting and the attraction of foreign tourists.
The joint patrol aims to serve overseas Chinese in Croatia and enhance their sense of security in the country, Tisma added.
Eight Chinese policemen will carry out the month-long joint patrol in the capital Zagreb, the western resort city of Zadar, the Plitvice Lakes National Park and the southern city of Dubrovnik.