The City of Sarajevo co-financed the journey of the cyclist and adventurer Dado Delić, who arrived to Hiroshima yesterday.
Delić toured the world on his bicycle within the framework of the project “By bicycle across meridians and parallels”. Delić started his journey at the end of April in Tajikistan, and from there travelled on bicycle through Kirgizstan, India, Nepal, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, China, ending in Japan.
He was welcomed by the Deputy Mayor of Hiroshima Mr. Tetsuo Murota with city officials in front of the Hiroshima City Hall.
This young enthusiast expressed his appreciation to the hosts for the cordial welcome shown to him and said he hoped his visit will contribute to friendly relationship of Sarajevo and Hiroshima, and presented the gift and letter by the Mayor of Sarajevo, Ivo Komšić Ph.D.
After visiting the City Hall, Delić visited the Peace Memorial Park to pay homage to the victims of atomic bombing and Peace Memorial Museum accompanied by Mr. Yasuyoshi Komizo, Chairperson of the Hiroshima Peace Culture Foundation. Mr. Shuichi Kato Deputy Director of the museum gave him a guided tour of the Museum.
With his project of travelling to far away parts of the globe, Delić wants to attract attention to the issue of global warming, struggle for world without borders, and promote cycling as means of recreation and ecologically-friendly means of transport.
Mayors of Sarajevo and Hiroshima signed the Declaration on the exchange of experiences and cooperation between the City of Hiroshima and the City of Sarajevo in January this year with the goal to advance the exchange of experiences in different fields and strengthen mutual understanding and friendship between these two cities and their citizens.