Grabar Kitarović’s inauguration on Zagreb’s Mark’s square next Sunday (15 February) will be the sixth since Croatia become independent, and according to the latest reports it could be the least attended by foreign heads of state. Nova TV reveals that the presidents of Albania, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Hungary, Slovenia, Slovakia and Kosovo have confirmed their attendance. In 2000, when Stjepan Mesić was inaugurated, 12 heads of state arrived in Zagreb for the formalities.
Apart from heads of state, a number of high-ranking state officials will be in Zagreb next Sunday, including the presidents of Bulgaria’s and Poland’s parliament. A number of other nations will send either Ministers, or in most cases, ambassadors to represent them. Seating for around 600 guests will be, with Grabar Kitarović expressing her desire to have as many regular citizens there as possible. (photo / gigapan.com)