The Delegation of the Chinese city of Tianjin paid a visit to Sarajevo – sister city relations to be strengthened to mutual benefit

 

City of Sarajevo officials headed by the Mayor Abdulah Skaka welcomed the high level delegation of the City of Tianjin, our sister city in China headed by Zhao Haishan, Deputy Mayor. The reception was also attended by the Ambassador of PR China Chen Bo.

For more than 30 years the City of Sarajevo has nurtured sister city relations with this Chinese city.

Among other things, Mayor Skaka emphasized very good cooperation that the City of Sarajevo has with the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Sarajevo.

-Our countries, peoples and cities have a friendly relationship, and for the past few years cooperation has been established in different fields, especially in the field of science, education and development of modern technologies. We are convinced that this communication and cooperation can be more concrete and brought to an even higher level to our mutual benefit.

He stressed that the focus of future cooperation will be in the field of tourism, culture and education. Furthermore, they discussed the need of better transport connections and establishment of direct plane flights, and visa liberalization.

The guests invited the City of Sarajevo to participate in a great international event, similar to the World economic Forum in Davos, which will be organized at the end of June this year in Tianjin.

What is more, Sarajevo was invited to participate at the International Tourism Fair in Tianjin to be held at the end of the year. The Chinese delegation was comprised of representatives of institutions of the city of Tianjin responsible for foreign affairs, trade and sport.