Croatian President Stjepan Mesić, who is currently on an official visit to Syria, on Tuesday visited the ancient city of Palmyra, about 200 kilometres northeast of the capital Damascus. An important trading hub in the past, it is a city rich in history and well-preserved ancient edifices dating from different historical periods.
After the sight-seeing tour, President Mesić visited Croatian oil company INA's oil and gas facilities at Jihar, where it had discovered two oil fields and four natural gas fields. INA signed a 25-year concession contract for the oil station in 1998 after Americans left it.
In the evening, President Mesić is scheduled to once again meet with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, at his own wish.
The two presidents met on Monday when the main topics of their talks were resolving the Israeli-Palestinian issue and the Israeli-Syrian issue.