Yushchenko meets with the president of Croatia
The meeting of presidents of Ukraine and Croatia, Victor Yushchenko and Stjepan Mesić, is held in Kiev.
The Ukrainian side is represented by the state secretary Alexander Zinchenko, the minister for foreign affairs Boris Tarasyuk, the minister of defence Anatoly Gritsenko, the ambassador of Ukraine to Croatia Victor Kirik and other officials.
After the tĂŞte-Ă -tĂŞte meeting the presidents intend to join the official delegations and to continue negotiations. It is planned to sign bilateral Ukrainian-Croatian documents, in particular, joint presidentsâ€™ communiquĂ©, agreement between Ukraineâ€™s Cabinet and Croatiaâ€™s Government about mutual protection of secret information, memorandum about mutual understanding between the open joint-stock company "State export-import bank of Ukraine" and "Croatia bank of reconstruction and development."
Having signed the documents the presidents will hold a press-conference for Ukrainian and Croatian Mass-Medias. Later on Mesić will visit the Glory Square and lay flowers on a grave of Unknown Soldier.
Mesić's agenda also includes a lunch with the prime minister of Ukraine Julia Timoshenko and a meeting with the deputy chairman of Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Adam Martinyuk.
Mesić will also visit the National historical and cultural reserve "Sofia Kievskaya" and will conduct the meeting with representatives of Ukraineâ€™s and Croatiaâ€™s business circles.