Mayor Skaka received today the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway H.E. Guri Rusten, whereby he expressed his pleasure at the good bilateral relations between Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Kingdom of Norway.
In view of the interests expressed by Ambassador Rusten during today’s meeting, Mayor Skaka talked about the potentials of Sarajevo and Bosnia and Herzegovina, the rich cultural- historical heritage, the unity of different religions and cultures, natural attractions.
„Sarajevo as the capital city has tried and succeeded in positioning itself as the leader of the country, and the region. There are no borders for us, we all strive to join the European Union, to become a part of integrations leading to progress“, said Skaka.
The Mayor also acquainted the Ambassador with the project of the European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF 2019). „The cities of Sarajevo and East Sarajevo will be the hosts of this important sport event. With this project we have shown that efficient cooperation between Sarajevo and East Sarajevo is possible. It sends a strong message that these cities and this country have a lot to offer through a single integrated project“ said Skaka adding that the two cities are cooperating within the framework of another project titled “Trebević Eko Fest (TEF) – the festival of ecology, sport and music, all in the aim of reviving Trebević.
Ambassador Rusten stressed that positive changes in the city are visible “There are a lot less stray dogs on the streets, the cleaning activities on the banks of Miljacka are a lot more frequent, the citizens are using bicycles as means of transport more and more, which is beneficial both for health and the environment”, said the Ambassador adding that she often uses the opportunity to promote positive developments in Sarajevo during diplomatic meetings.
At the end of the meeting Mayor Skaka offered his support and wished the Ambassador success during her mandate in Bosnia and Herzegovina.