Mayor of Sarajevo Abdulah Skaka and his associates received today the Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Bosnia and Herzegovina H.E. Mahmoud Heidari, who congratulated him on his election as the Mayor of Sarajevo.
He assessed that the recent signing of the Sister City Agreement between Sarajevo and Tehran in the Iranian capital city was a confirmation of the traditional friendship between Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Islamic Republic of Iran, and marked the establishment and strengthening of cooperation between the capital cities of the two countries.
“We believe that during your term of office we will be witnesses of the establishment of intense links between the capital cities of our two countries, and that we will get to know each other even better and make use of mutual experiences”, stressed the Ambassador Heidari and thanked the Sarajevo City Administration on their support in organizing the cultural event “The Days of Iranian Culture in Sarajevo”, held at the City Hall in February. On that occasion citizens and guests had the chance to attend the concert of traditional Iranian music and look at the exhibition of Iranian artists.
Ambassador Heidari invited Mayor Skaka to attend the Summit of the Mayors of Islamic World Capitals which is taking place at the end of April in the Iranian city of Mashhad, which was elected for the cultural capital of the Islamic World in 2017. The best practices and sustainable solutions in the fields such as town planning, transportation, energy savings, environmental protection, rights of citizens, tourism and waste management will be presented at the Summit.
Mayor Skaka affirmed the mutual understanding and friendship between the two countries IR Iran and Bosnia and Herzegovina and their peoples, as well as the two cities Sarajevo and Tehran.
“We are interested in the continuation of cooperation in the field of culture, tourism, and for determining specific steps of future relations and projects, which would be implemented to the mutual benefit of our citizens” said the Mayor.
Mayor Skaka used this opportunity to kindly ask the Ambassador to extend the invitation to the Mayor of Tehran to visit the capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina.