The City of Sarajevo sent a message of support to the citizens of Barcelona with the performance „Barcelona, Sarajevo is with you“

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Young artists from Sarajevo have painted a large mural dedicated to our sister city Barcelona, which was last week struck by a terrorist attack, in the Mojmilo residential area in Sarajevo. The mural with painted salamander “Draco”, one of the most prominent symbols of Barcelona bears the inscription “Barcelona, Sarajevo está contigo” (“Barcelona, Sarajevo is with you”).

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The City of Sarajevo is the organizer of multimedia performance the goal of which is to show sincere support to the city whose citizens stood by the citizens of BiH capital in the most difficult time for our city.

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“I strongly condemn the brutal act committed in Barcelona. This is one more sign that we need to stand in unity in the fight against terrorism, to prevent evil from happening to anyone ever again”, said Mayor Skaka, expressing his deep sympathies to the families of murdered and wounded citizens and tourists in Barcelona”.

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The honorary president of “Royal Tennis Club Barcelona 1899” and honorary citizen of the City of Sarajevo Juan Maria Tintore said that today’s performance is one of the most beautiful ways to show compassion with the citizens of Barcelona. The people of Bosnia and Herzegovina and citizens of the capital city have always known how to show solidarity and I am honoured to carry the title of honorary citizen of the city of Sarajevo”, said Tintore.

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The ceremony on Barcelona square was also attended by H.E. Juan Bosco Gimenez Soriano, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Spain to Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Today’s multimedia performance consisted of the painting of a large mural on the facade of a building on Barcelona square, and a music program by a string quartet.

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Istanbul Culture Days in Sarajevo

The event Istanbul Culture Days opened in Sarajevo this evening, with the concert of Turkish singer Emel Sayin at Alija Izetbegovic Square, organized by sister cities Istanbul and Sarajevo.  On this occasion, Mayor of Istanbul, Kadir Topbaş, paid a one day visit to the capital of BiH.

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The arrival of this highly important guest from Turkey to Sarajevo confirms once again strong friendly relations and intense cooperation in various fields, from economy and development to culture, between the two cities which are marking 20 years of sister city relations this year.

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The program featuring artists from Istanbul will take place until August 28 at Alija Izetbegović Square, and it will include concerts by the Istanbul City Orchestra, performances of folk dancers from Turkey and concerts of famous Turkish singers Hakan Pekera, Ziynet Sali, Coşkun Karademir and Neşe Demir.

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The exhibition Istanbul Culture Days was officially opened today in Sarajevo City Hall, and it will be on display from August 25 to September 11.

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