Ukraine and Croatia are stepping up social dialogue, primarily on issues pertaining to veterans affairs, rehabilitation of refugees and the restoration of territorial integrity. This was stated during a meeting of Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman with Minister of Labour and Pension System of the Republic of Croatia Marko Pavić.
"We are interested in applying best practices of Croatia in the peaceful reintegration of temporarily occupied territories. One of our priorities is the development of the institutional and legislative framework for the management of assistance to internally displaced persons," the Prime Minister underscored Ukraine.
In the course of the meeting the sides discussed the issue of the socialization of veterans of war and the creation of necessary conditions for them to become a full-fledged labor market participant.
"I am grateful for opportunity to develop our relations in the field of labor and social assistance and in the field of employment so that cooperation between our countries could become more fruitful. We understand what is happening in your country now. And we fully support you in matters of territorial integrity and illegal annexation of Crimea. We want to provide you with all possible support", the Minister of Labour and Pension System of Croatia emphasized.
During the visit a Memorandum of Cooperation between the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine and the Ministry of Labour and Pension System of the Republic of Croatia and was signed.
In June 2017 Ukraine and Croatia signed a cooperation plan for a joint working group on collaboration regarding the issue of reintegration of territories. The plan sets top priority tasks in cooperation, including studying experience of Croatia in reintegration of occupied territories and return of internally displaced persons, restoration of trust of the population and infrastructure, attraction of international assistance and social support on the reintegrated territories.