State Office for Croats abroad gave support to the Folk festival group of the Croatian Fraternal Union
"The Croatian Fraternal Union has done a lot in the promotion of Croatia and her reputation in the world"
MSc Daria Krsticevic, Head of the State Office for Croats Abroad received Zlatko John Čaldarević, the president of the Zagreb branch of the Croatian Fraternal Union, the oldest and largest organization of American and Canadian Croats.
The agenda was how to improve cooperation modalities between the home country and immigrants in North America and strengthening ties in all fields. In this context, Head Krstičević gave full support to the upcoming festival of folk groups of the Croatian Fraternal Union, which will be held from 5th - 7 July this year in Zagreb.
Mr Čaldarević reminded that it is a traditional gathering of a large number of folk groups of Croats from different cities of US and Canada. The festival is being held for several decades and is one of the greatest achievements in the preservation of Croatian traditional culture, said the president of the Zagreb branch CFU and announced the arrival of 16 dance groups from the US and Canada.
Head Krstičević thanked the members of the Croatian Fraternal Union for everything they have done and are still doing for the Croats in the US and Canada, but also for the support that they provided to the Republic of Croatia, which was particularly important during the recent war:"The Croatian Fraternal Union has done a lot in the promotion of Croatia and its reputation in the world. Its humanitarian work helped the Croatian state, and during the Homeland War provided generous material and financial assistance to the Croatian people in the country "- said the Head Krstičević stressing the strong support of the Croatian Fraternal Union to the US Congress when the agenda was the question of recognition of Croatia: "You supported with all forces and emphasized the desire of the Croatian people for an independent state "- said Head.
Croatian Fraternal Union today has about 60 000 members and was founded in 1894.