Canberra, ACT

15 August 2017

On Tuesday 15 August 2017, at Government House, Canberra, the Governor-General, General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), received the Australian Ambassador to the Republic of Croatia, Ms Elizabeth Petrovic.

Afterwards, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove hosted a Ceremonial Welcome for the President of the Republic of Croatia, Her Excellency Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović and Mr Jakov Kitarović.

Later, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove met with Her Excellency Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović and Mr Jakov Kitarović, and received: State Secretary, Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, Ms Zdravka Bušić; Spokesperson of the Office of the President, Mr Luka Ðurić; Chief of Cabinet of the President, Ms Natalija Hmelina; Economic Adviser to the President, Mr Marko Jurčić; Chief of Staff of the Office of the President, Ms Anamarija Kirinić; Ambassador of the Republic of Croatia, His Excellency Dr Damir Kusen; Adviser to the President for Foreign and European Policy, Ambassador Dario Mihelin; Chief of Protocol, Mrs Tina Tödtling; and, Adviser to the President for Social Affairs and Youth, Mrs Renata Margaretić Urlić.

In the afternoon, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove hosted a State Lunch in honour of Her Excellency Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović and Mr Jakov Kitarović. Guests included: the Honourable Julie Bishop MP; Mr Jozo Brkić; Mr Luke Budak and Ms Christine Klaricich; Mrs Franci Buljat and Mr Mark Buljat; Ms Zdravka Bušić; Lieutenant General Angus Campbell AO DSC; Mr Ante Dabro and Mrs Vicki Dabro; Mr Luka Ðurić; His Excellency Mr Abel Guterres and Mrs Ana Guterres; Ms Natalija Hmelina; Mr Marko Jurčić; Mr Ante Jurić; Mrs Elizabeth Kelly PSM; Ms Anamarija Kirinić; His Excellency Dr Damir Kusen; Mr Mladen Leko; Senator Sue Lines; Professor Jacqueline Lo; Ambassador Dario Mihelin; Senator Claire Moore; Mrs Branka Pažin; Ms Elizabeth Petrovic; Mr Andrew Phelan and Mrs Monica Phelan; Mr Peter Puljich; Mr Paul Šarić; Dr Fraces Separovic; Senator the Honourable Zed Seselja; Mr Brendan Smyth; Mrs Tina Tödtling; Mrs Renata Margaretić Urlić; and Mr Dave Woods and Ms Janette Ostberg.

Earlier, the Governor General met with students from Warrawee Public School, NSW; Marlborough State School, QLD; Windsor State School, QLD; and Pemberton District High School, WA, as they undertook a tour of Government House as part of their visit to Canberra.

In the morning, at Defence Establishment Fairbairn, Canberra, the Governor-General was represented at the arrival to Canberra of the president of the Republic of Croatia, Her Excellency Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović and Mr Jakov Kitarović, by the Acting Official Secretary to the Governor-General, Mr Paul Singer MVO.