15 03 2010 - Vienna
President Josipović arrives in an official visit to Austria (HINA)
Upon his arrival in Vienna on Monday morning, Croatia's President Ivo Josipovic began talks with his host, Austrian President Heinz Fischer in Hofburg Palace.
Fischer's invitation to President Josipovic to visit Austria has been interpreted in political circles as Austria's support to Croatia's European Union membership bid.
The good relations between the two countries are confirmed by the fact that President Josipovic's official visit ensued less than months after his predecessor Stjepan Mesic was a guest of the Austrian president at Vienna's New Year's concert.
After his inauguration on 18 February, President Josipovic first travelled to Brussels for talks with EU and European Commission officials.
Slovenia was the second destination of his trips abroad where paid a working visit last Friday.
Austria is the third destination of President Josipovic's visits abroad.
He is to travel to Hungary on Tuesday.