The official welcoming ceremony at the Office of President in Zagreb on Saturday morning marked the beginning of the bilateral meeting of Croatian and Chinese Presidents Stjepan Mesić and Hu Jintao, who is the first Chinese President on an official visit to Croatia.
Hu and his host President Mesić first held a tête-à-tête meeting that was followed by a bilateral meeting with accompanying delegations. Hu came to the Office of President and to the formal welcoming ceremony from the Westin hotel in a protected motorcade. Following the national anthems of China and Croatia, the two Presidents inspected soldiers of the Honor Guard Battalion.
Presidents Mesić and Hu opened the Croatian - Chinese Economic Forum earlier today at the Westin Hotel, and that opportunity was used for discussions regarding economic cooperation between numerous business people from the two countries.