Croatian President Stjepan Mesic on Monday held talks with Israeli President Shimon Peres in the presidential residence in Jerusalem. The two presidents did not address the press after the official talks.
After the meeting, a ceremony was held at which the president of the Croatian Academic Association, don Ivan Grubisic, presented President Peres with the award "Person of the Year - Person of Dialogue".
On Monday evening the Croatian president also held talks with Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin.
On Tuesday President Mesic is expected to visit the Yad Vashem Memorial centre and take part in a conference organised by the Peres Peace Centre, called "Facing Tomorrow". President Mesic's meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, scheduled for Tuesday, is postponed for Thursday when President Mesic is expected to wrap up his visit to Israel.