Mayor Skaka received the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


During the meeting with the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Hani bin Abdullah M. Mominah, the Mayor of Sarajevo Abdulah Skaka discussed the establishing of quality cooperation between the capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the partner from Saudi Arabia.

The topics under discussion included the plans for strengthening ties and implementation of specific activities in the forthcoming period, with the goal of forging more specific partner relations.

“We sincerely appreciate everything that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has done for Bosnia and Herzegovina to date, particularly for Sarajevo, during the period of reconstruction. We would like for these relations to evolve into partner cooperation based on mutual interest, economic development, with the emphasis on cooperation in the field of tourism. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Bosnia and Herzegovina has implemented many projects, especially in Sarajevo” said Mayor Skaka.

The friendly relations with Saudi Arabia represent a tradition which Sarajevo will continue to foster and cherish. The members of the diplomatic corps of Saudi Arabia also expressed the desire to establish stronger cooperation and create an official framework, which would be elaborated in the future.

Mayor Abdulah Skaka received the introductory visit from the new Slovene Ambassador H.E. Zorica Bukinac


“The cities of Sarajevo and Ljubljana have a long history of very good friendly and partner relations” said the Mayor of Sarajevo Abdulah Skaka during the introductory visit from Zorica Bukinac, the newly appointed Ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia to Bosnia and Herzegovina. The cooperation ranges from economy to tourism, sport and culture.

During the meeting at the Sarajevo City Hall, Mayor Skaka and Ambassador Bukinac agreed that there is a need to continue the nurturing of close and meaningful relations to the mutual benefit.
“We have regular contacts with the Mayor of Ljubljana Mr. Zoran Janković. We implemented numerous cooperation projects and we plan to continue in this fashion. The Embassy of Slovenia in Bosnia and Herzegovina was of great assistance to us.” said Skaka
Mayor Skaka wished Ambassador Bukinac all the best in her new diplomatic post.


Non-resident Ambassador of the Kingdom of Thailand to Bosnia and Herzegovina paid a visit to Mayor Skaka


Non-resident Ambassador of the Kingdom of Thailand to Bosnia and Herzegovina H.E. Jakkrit Srivali visited the Mayor of Sarajevo Abdulah Skaka at the Sarajevo City Hall today. During the meeting it was concluded that there are a lot of areas for improvement of ties especially in the field of tourism and cultural exchange.

Mayor Skaka emphasized the importance of the last year’s visit by Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand, who paid a visit to the City Hall on that occasion.

Mayor Skaka informed the guests about the progress of infrastructural projects in the City of Sarajevo and the plans for the capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina to become the economic and tourist centre of the region. Ambassador Srivali is the nonresidential Ambassador for Bosnia and Herzegovina stationed in Budapest.

Opening the door to cooperation: Mayors of Sarajevo and Doha signed the Twinning Agreement between the two cities

Sarajevo, the capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Doha, the capital city of the State of Qatar are twin cities from now on.

The Mayor of Sarajevo Abdulah Skaka and the Mayor of Doha Jamal Matar Al Naimi have signed the Twinning Agreement between the two cities in a ceremony in Qatar. The signing was attended by the Chairman of the BiH Council of Ministers Denis Zvizdić and the Prime Minister of Qatar Sheikh Abdullah bin Naser bin Khalifa Al Thani.

The Twinning Agreement has set the framework for improvement of relations and extension of cooperation in different fields ranging from economy and development to culture and sport exchange between the two capital cities.

Doha is a city with over 1.3 million inhabitants and it is one of the world’s financial and investment centers. Establishing connections with Sarajevo is a big step towards strengthening ties not only between cities but also between peoples and countries as a whole.

The Mayor of Sarajevo Abdulah Skaka had stressed at the start of his mandate that the capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina would strive to establish twin city relationships with state capital cities first and foremost, with the intention of achieving visible benefits for the citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina.



Mayor Skaka headed the Sarajevo city delegation during the official visit to Muscat, capital city of Sultanate Oman


Upon invitation by Mohsin Mohamed Al-Shaikh, the Mayor of Muscat, the capital city of Sultanate Oman, the delegation of the City of Sarajevo, headed by the Mayor Abdulah Skaka paid an official three-day visit to the capital city of Sultanate Oman. This visit was the result of previously established contacts between the two mayors.

Apart from the representatives of the City of Sarajevo, the delegation consisted of representatives of Bosnian and Herzegovinian businesses who had the opportunity to present the potentials of our country in the field of tourism, food industry, wood processing industry, construction and banking during the visit.

“With this visit the City of Sarajevo has opened the doors for our entrepreneurs to cooperate with Oman which has shown great interest in our country. The hosts showed their interest in projects from different fields with a focus on tourism, education and investments, as evident from the meeting with Abdulsalam Al-Murshidi General Manager of the State General Reserve Fund and Investment and Development Agency” stressed Mayor Skaka.

A return visit is expected to take place in the forthcoming period to present the natural resources and development possibilities in the fields of energy, agriculture, food industry and tourism through specific projects.

This successful visit, implemented in cooperation with the BBI VIP Business Club, has once again shown that Sarajevo is a brand that can open the doors of cooperation across the world, as well as that Sarajevo has all the potentials to become the economic, social and educational hub of Southeast Europe through strategic action.