Mayor Skaka greeted the participants of the First Sarajevo Halal Fair

Mayor of Sarajevo Abdulah Skaka hosted the welcome reception at the City Hall tonight for the participants of the First Sarajevo Halal Fair, which will be held at the Skenderija Centre for the next three days and where more than 100 exhibitors form across the world will showcase their products.

“The City of Sarajevo is developing fast. Our goal is for Bosnia and Herzegovina to become the economic, infrastructural, educational, tourist, cultural and sport centre of the region” stressed Skaka.

According to the Mayor, this economic event is an opportunity to highlight the development trends and extraordinary potential of the halal industry, which has a recorded growth trend both here and in the region and the world.

“We are convinced that the communication and cooperation can be improved and made specific to the benefit of entrepreneurs, as well as producers of halal products and services” said the Mayor.

The SHF 2018 is organized by Bosna Bank International (BBI) in cooperation with the Islamic Community in BiH and the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB).

The Fair will be an opportunity for regional producers and providers of halal services from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Croatia, Montenegro, Slovenia, Macedonia and Albania to meet with big buyers and distributors from the European Union, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Malaysia, Bahrein, Libya, the United Arab Emirates.

Michelangelo Pistoletto’s artwork exhibited permanently at the BiH Historical Museum

From this day on the BiH Historical Museum is enriched with one additional exhibit – the monumental art work by the world- acclaimed artist Michelangelo Pistoletto entitled “The Place of Multi-religious and World Meditation”.

Maestro Pistoletto, who attended the inauguration, stressed in his speech addressed before a numerous audience, that by giving this work to Sarajevo he wanted to send a message that differences can connect and not just divide because it is possible to have shared positive energy.

Mayor Abdulah Skaka thanked the artists saying that Mr. Pistoletto has been working with Sarajevo, its artists and citizens. He stressed that this city administration launched activities with the aim for the City of Sarajevo to be given a Museum of Contemporary Art, following the example of other European and world capitals. “Sarajevo did not neglect culture even in the hardest moments for the city” said Mayor Skaka.

The inauguration was followed by a documentary “Pistoletto in Sarajevo” by young director from Srebrenica Ado Hasanović, filmed during maestro Pistoletto’s last year visit to Bosnian and Herzegovinian capital.