APRIL 24 2007 15:27h
Croatian President Stjepan Mesic presented former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder with a high Croatian medal in Zagreb.
Croatian President Stjepan Mesic presented former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder with a high Croatian medal in Zagreb on Tuesday, for his contribution in promoting bilateral relations and support to Croatia on its path to Euro-Atlantic integrations.
-It is a great honour for me and exceptional satisfaction to present you with the medal of the of Great order of Queen Jelena and ribbon of Danica for exceptional credits in promotion our bilateral relations and consistent offering of friendly support to Croatia on its path towards European integrations- Mesic said in his speech before the presentation.
Mesic awarded Schroeder anent the 15th anniversary of independence and international acknowledgment of Croatia, while Croatian Prime Minister Ivo Sanader was present during the ceremonial presentation of the medal.
-This is an opportunity for us to remember those who followed us on our journey so far with friendly support and advice… this path has been European and Atlantic from its start- Mesic said.