Croatia's President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic has left Zagreb for Tehran to discuss expansion of bilateral ties with Iranian officials.
Speaking to reporters at Zagreb's airport, Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic expressed hope that her visit to Tehran would lay the ground for expansion of bilateral ties.
Tehran and Zagreb are expected to seal several deals on cooperation in various fields.
Meanwhile, representatives from 72 Croatian companies alongside with several ministers arrived in Tehran on May 16.
The Croatian delegation is also slated to hold several meetings with the members of Iranian private sector to discuss bilateral cooperation.
Earlier commenting on the visit, Total Croatia News said that for Iran, which has large gas reserves and could take over an important gas producer, Croatia is located at an extremely important geopolitical location and could become a distributor of Iranian gas to many European countries.
Iranians are interested in investing in an LNG terminal, shipbuilding, petrochemical industry and tourism, while Croatian companies want to invest in infrastructure and energy, the report added.