Addressing Alaskans: Senator Begich and Ambassador Grabar-Kitarović

Senator Mark Begich met with Croatia’s ambassador to the United States at a joint luncheon hosted by the the Alaska World Affairs Council and the World Trade Center of Alaska at the end of August.  Senator Begich speaks about his Croatian heritage and reports from the senate commerce commitee. Both Begich and Ambassador Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović highlight the importance of boosting international tourism in Alaska and Croatia. Ambassador Grabar-Kitarović concludes by providing an update on “Croatia’s place in the world” and responding to audience questions on religion, economics and thoughts on European Union membership in Croatia.

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RECORDED: Friday August 27, 2010

BROADCAST ON KSKA: Thursday September 9, 2010 at 2:00 p.m., repeats Thursday at 7:00 p.m.


  • Mark Begich, U.S. Senator, (D-AK)
  • Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, Croatian Ambassador to the United States



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