PRESIDENT OF CROATIA IN ATHENS
Athens, 18 November 2003 (13:35 UTC+2)
President of Croatia Stipe Mesic is beginning his three day visit to Athens today, accompanied by his wife.
Mr. Mesic arrived at the “Eleftherios Venizelos” airport at 11:00, at 12.10 he met with the President of the Greek Republic Costis Stefanopoulos, while at 17:30 he will visit the Benaki museum. One hour later he will meet with the President of the Parliament Apostolos Kaklamanis, while Mr. Stefanopoulos will hold a dinner in his honor tonight.
Tomorrow at 10:00, Mr. Mesic will visit the archeological museum of the acropolis, while at 11:40 he will attend a meeting at the Foreign Ministry, in order to sign the Olympic Truce. At 12 noon, he will have discussions with Prime Minister Costas Simitis. At 16:00, the President of Croatia will visit the Museum of Cycladic Art, while he will then have successive meetings with the President of New Democracy Costas Karamanlis, the Secretary General of the Greek Communist Party, Aleka Papariga, and the President of the Coalition, Nikos Constantopoulos.
On Thursday at 13:00, Mr. Mesic and his wife will visit the archeological site at Delphi, while at 16:50 they will depart on a special flight to Zagreb.