After travelling 13.500 km Dado Delić arrived to Hiroshima by bicycle

 

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.

2 gift from Mayor of Sarajevo

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.

1 arrival at Hiroshima City Hall

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.

6 with Deputy Mayor, Mr. Murota

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.

9 with Chairperson of PCF, Mr. Komizo

7 at the hypocenter of A-bombing with Mr. Sugiura

8 with Chairperson of PCF, Mr. Komizo

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.

 

Mayors of Sarajevo and Hiroshima signed the Declaration on exchange of experiences and cooperation between the two cities

 

At the session held on November 23, 2016 the Sarajevo City Council passed the Decision on Establishing Cooperation between the City of Hiroshima and the City of Sarajevo with the goal to improve the exchange of experiences in different fields and strengthen the mutual understanding and friendship between these two cities and their citizens.

Hence, the Declaration on the Exchange of Experiences and Cooperation between the City of Hiroshima and the City of Sarajevo was signed by the Mayor of Sarajevo Ivo Komšić on December 22, 2016, and by the Mayor of Hiroshima Kazumi Matsui on January 13, 2017.

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As stated in the Declaration, the cities of Sarajevo and Hiroshima shall act and cooperate in the field of promotion of peace, including the activities of the international association “Mayors for Peace” in order to strengthen the efforts for achieving world peace and abolishing nuclear weapons.

Furthermore, the cities shall exchange information and experiences in the fields of culture and environment. After the exchange of information and experiences, the cities Sarajevo and Hiroshima will determine the activities for implementation and proceed with exchange in specific projects in the area of mutual interest of their citizens.

 

Mayor Ivo Komšić signed in the book of condolences on the occasion of the passing of former Iranian President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

Mayor of Sarajevo Ivo Komšić signed today in the book of condolences opened following the passing of the former Iranian President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.

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„Hashemi Rafsanjani greatly contributed to the building of his country. Iran lost a great statesman and Bosnia and Herzegovina lost a friend” said Mayor Komšić.

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