7 September 2012
Director Marin Knezović had a constructive one-hour meeting with the CWC representatives that touched upon future CWC projects and collaboration with the CHF. Our director expressed his interest in CWC projects, in particular the Croatian World Games, and offered his cooperation in future projects.

 

Newly appointed CHF director Marin Knezović on Thursday, 6 September received a CWC delegation consisting of CWC president Mijo Marić, general secretary Stjepan Asić and Željka Lešić, head of the CWC homeland headquarters and a Matica magazine correspondent.
The CWC representatives made the visit above all to congratulate the new director on taking this responsible and key post for emigrant Croatians and to acquaint him with the work of the CWC. The director and CWC representatives had a constructive one-hour meeting and discussed future CWC projects and collaboration with the CHF. Director Knezović expressed his interest in CWC projects, in particular the Croatian World Games, and offered his cooperation in future projects.
“We wished above all to congratulate the director on his appointment and to better acquaint him with our association, of which he is already informed. In the discussion we touched upon some key areas we will require assistance with. We spoke above all of the Croatian World Games and sought the direct support of the CHF director and from the CHF, which has been a great support for the Croatian World Games since their inception. We noted the massive material and financial support the emigrant communities provide to Croatia and that constitute a significant portion of its economy. We wish to research this phenomenon and offer an emigrant perspective on the topic. We also discussed voting abroad and spoke of how the emigrant communities can help the homeland economy. We had a truly constructive and very positive discussion with director Knezović and extended the meeting beyond the planned time. We noted in closing the meeting that the CWC is open to cooperation with all homeland and emigrant structures and political parties with the aim of contributing to the development of our homeland,” said CWC president Mijo Marić.

Text by: Željka Lešić; Photos by: Snježana Radoš