The Homeland Security Council on Thursday adopted recommendations for the future development of the national defence industry, which was the main topic discussed at the Council's two previous meetings.
A press release from the president's office said that the recommendations would be presented to the public in the coming period and that they would serve as the basis for further discussion and joint efforts in improving the competitiveness of Croatia's defence industry on the global market.
The Council considers that the key to success is a synergy between state institutions and the business and academic communities as an essential precondition for accelerated technological development, particularly stronger investment in the research and development of new technologies.
The press release further notes that an overview of the Council's work since its establishment was also presented at today's session.
In that regard President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic underscored that the Council had opened some very significant issues related to national security, the defence system, the system of internal security and civil protection, and the system of homeland security in general.
Croatia's geopolitical and security neighbourhood, which is characterised by instability and constantly changing challenges, requires new and adaptable capabilities of a broad spectrum of system stakeholders, and the Homeland Security Council has contributed significantly in that regard with its discussions and recommendations, the press release said.