Mayor Skaka attended the opening of the new office of TIKA

The Mayor of Sarajevo Abdulah Skaka attended the ceremonial opening of the new office of the Turkish International Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) in Sarajevo. On that occasion he congratulated them and expressed his gratitude for implementing over 800 projects in different fields in Bosnia and Herzegovina for the past 22 years.

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After cutting the ribbon, Mayor Skaka toured the new TIKA office accompanied by the Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey Veysi Kaynak.

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The ceremony was also attended by the delegate at the Turkish Parliament of Bursa Hakan Çavuşoğlu, Ambassador of Turkey to BiH H.E. Haldun Koç, TIKA Deputy President Birol Cetin, TIKA Director for the Balkans and South East Europe Mahmut Çevik, TIKA Coordinator for Sarajevo Omer Faruk Alimci and numerous guests.

Deputy Mayor Trivić welcomed the representatives of the Federation of Swiss Evangelical Churches

Deputy Mayor of Sarajevo Milan Trivić received today the President of the Federation of Swiss Evangelical Churches (SEK/FEPS), Reverend Dr. Gottfried Locher and Secretary of the Swiss Council of Religions Reverend Dr. Abel Manoukian.

Reverend Locher said that they were visiting Sarajevo on invitation by the Grand Mufti Husein ef. Kavazović whom they met previously in Switzerland in May last year. „It is our wish to continue the discussion about the strengthening of cooperation between Muslims and Christians through the future partnership between the Swiss Protestant Evangelical Community and the Islamic Community in Bosnia and Herzegovina“said Reverend Dr. Locher.

Deputy Mayor Trivić and Reverend Dr. Locher discussed several topics during the cordial meeting, stressing that every initiative which leads to mutual understanding, trust and dialogue is a necessity of the present society. „Coexistence is the centuries-old tradition of the city of Sarajevo and the value of coexistence is important for Europe”, stressed Deputy Mayor Trivić.