Press release: UK host Australia-UK ministerial talks

first_img I look forward to our continued work together on global challenges and opportunities – based on our shared respect for the rules-based international system. The fight against extremism and terror, eliminating modern slavery and encouraging global co-operation will be top of the agenda during this tenth AUKMIN. Talks with businesses and government on boosting trade between us when we leave the EU will also be a top priority. The UK Government will host Australian Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop and Australian Minister for Defence Marise Payne in the UK for the 10th Australia-United Kingdom Ministerial Consultations (AUKMIN) on Friday 20 July 2018.Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt and Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson will join their counterparts for discussions of high level foreign policy, defence and security issues between the United Kingdom and Australia. This AUKMIN marks over a decade since the talks began and is a chance for both nations to reflect on the enormous progress made over that time.Speaking ahead of the talks Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said: The £20 billion Global Combat Ship deal between BAE Systems and the Australian Government demonstrates how defence and our Armed Forces are not just vital to keeping us safe but also crucial to delivering prosperity, jobs, and keeping our two countries at the height of innovation and advanced manufacturing. I look forward to strengthening our historic defence relationship further this week. For journalists Australia is one of the UK’s closest allies and I am delighted to be co-hosting Foreign Minister Bishop and Defence Minister Payne so soon after being appointed as Foreign Secretary. Our relationship with Australia is based on shared history, interests and values, and we have a dynamic modern friendship including a significant exchange of people and goods. The recent commissioning of nine warships from BAE, to be manufactured in Australia, is a sterling example of this relationship in action. We are entering an exciting new era for Britain and Australia with our two nations having one of the strongest relationships in the world. With both our world class Armed Forces respected and present all over the globe, defence is one of the pillars of our deep and enduring relationship. Email [email protected] Follow the Foreign Office on Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn Media enquiries Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said: Follow the Foreign Office on Twitter @foreignoffice and Facebook The United Kingdom has a strong and dynamic relationship with Australia underpinned by common values, shared heritage and a closely aligned strategic outlook. Military ties between the 2 nations are deep and long-standing, including a range of operational and intelligence activities such as joint-operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. The recent awarding of a £20 billion contract from the Australian Government to BAE Systems to build nine British Type 26 Global Combat Ships is a demonstration of the relationship between the 2 countries creating a safer world. Follow the Foreign Secretary on Twitter @Jeremy_Hunt and Facebook Further information Following the talks, a joint statement was published: The UK and Australia: a dynamic partnership for the 21st century.last_img read more

Tourist activity of population of Republic of Croatia in 2016

first_imgIn 2016, at least one private multi-day trip was 1.6 million people or 44.0% of the population of Croatia aged 15 and over, according to data from the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS).A total of 3.8 million of private trips were realized, of which 2.5 million (67.8%) were realized in Croatia and 1.2 million (32.2%) were realized abroad. The most common international destinations were Bosnia and Herzegovina (21.5% trips), Italy (13.7%), Germany (12.0%), Austria (11.3%) and Slovenia (9.1%).The most common reasons for going on a private trip with overnigh stays were visiting relatives and friends (1.2 million trips or 32.7%) and seaside vacation (1.1 million trips or 28.3%).The largest number of nights was realized in non-commercial AccommodationThe population of the Republic of Croatia realized a total of 23.1 million nights on trips with overnight stays, of which 16.8 million (72.8%) were realized in Croatia, while 6.3 million (27.2%) were realized abroad. An average of 6.1 nights were realized on a single trip. An average of 6.6 nights were realized on trips in Croatia, while for trips abroad the average amounted to 5.2 nights.By type of accommodation, the largest number of nights was realized in non-commercial accommodation establishments (16.5 million nights or 71.5%), of which 8.6 million nights were realized in non-commercial accommodation establishments owned by relatives and friends and 7.3 million nights were realized in own vacation homes (second homes).Average travel expenses amounted to HRK 1The total expenditure on private trips with overnight stays amounted to 6.5 billion kuna, of which 3.1 billion (48.8%) were spent in Croatia, while 3.3 billion (51.2%) were spent abroad. Average travel expenses amounted to HRK 1.In 2016, 56% of the population of the Republic of Croatia did not go on a trip, usually due to financial reasonsOut of the total population of the Republic of Croatia aged 15 and over, 2.0 million or 56.0% of them did not go on a private trip with overnight stays in 2016. The most common reasons for not going on private trips with overnight stays (multiple answers possible) were the lack of finances (61.6%), health reasons (24.3%) and lack of free time due to family obligations (15.9%).More business / professional trips were realized abroadThere were 318 thousand persons or 8.8% of the total population of the Republic of Croatia aged 15 and over in 2016 that went on at least one business / professional trip with overnight stays. A total of 784 thousand business / professional trips were realized, of which 380 thousand (48.5%) in the Republic of Croatia and 403 thousand (51.5%) abroad.Almost 7 million same-day visits were realizedIn 2016, the population of the Republic of Croatia aged 15 and over realized 6.8 million same-day visits, out of which 6.1 million (88.8%) were for private and 765 thousand (11.2%) were for business / professional purposes.For the first time in Croatia, 100 million overnight stays were realizedCroatian tourism has achieved historic tourism results this weekend.The long-awaited and anticipated record of 100 million overnights has been recorded for the first time in Croatia’s eVisitor system, which includes tourist traffic realized in commercial and non-commercial facilities and nautical charter (eCrew system).So, in the period from 1 January to 29 October. According to the first data, in Croatia, 17.8 million arrivals and 100.1 million nights spent in Croatia. This is an increase of 13 percent in arrivals and 12 percent in nights. The largest number of overnight stays were made from Germany, Slovenia, Austria, Poland and the Czech Republic, and most of the overnight stays were realized in Dubrovnik, Rovinj, Poreč, Medulin and Umag. Analyzing traffic by type of accommodation, in the mentioned period most of the overnight stays were realized in household facilities (about 35 million), hotels (around 24 million) and camps (around 19 million).last_img read more