Bruce Dickinson proclaimed honorary citizen of the city of Sarajevo

At the initiative of the Mayor Abdulah Skaka, the Sarajevo City Council adopted a unanimous decision to award the recognition of the honorary citizen of the City of Sarajevo to Bruce Dickinson, the lead singer of the cult metal band Iron Maiden and world famous musician.

Dickinson came to besieged Sarajevo in December 1994 and gave a concert at the Bosnian Cultural Centre (BKC).

The recognition “Honorary Citizen of Sarajevo” went to the right hands, to Bruce Dickinson, lead singer of the group Iron Maiden. I would like to thank the Sarajevo City Council for supporting our initiative and the Concept Media Artists Association for starting this noble incentive. At that time, there were few people who were ready to come to the city under siege and show symbolic, yet honest and important support. Persons like that deserve our lasting appreciation and we should cherish them as our best and sincerest friends. Sarajevo understood his message, as well as many other people around the world, when wee needed it the most”, said the Mayor on that occasion.

A documentary about that event- “Scream for Me Sarajevo” is one of the most valuable films about the Sarajevo siege and represents a unique testimony to the life in besieged city.

– It will be my honour to present Mr. Dickinson with the recognition of the honorary citizen of the city of Sarajevo, the capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina, which is from now on his own city- said Skaka.


Mayor of Sarajevo received the Ambassador of Qatar to BiH for an introductory visit

Mayor of Sarajevo Abdulah Skaka received today for an introductory visit His Excellency Ambassador of Qatar in Bosnia and Herzegovina Sultan Bin Ali Al-Khater.

The cordial meeting was held at the City Hall building, and the main topics discussed included the improvement of relations and new projects.

Mayor Skaka thanked the Ambassador Al-Khater on the friendly relations and great support his country had shown to Sarajevo and BiH, and wished him a successful mandate. Ambassador Al-Khater expressed his pleasure with his post in Sarajevo and BiH, expressing his hope that very good friendly and brotherly relations would be further strengthened.

High school students from the sister city of Friedrichshafen paid a visit to Sarajevo

Students and professors of the two high schools from the German city of Friedrichshafen, “Graff Zeppelin” and “Karl Maybach” were guests of the First Grammar School.

The project of exchange of high school students from the two cities continues for 22 years. It is implemented within the friendly cooperation and sister city ties between Sarajevo and Friedrichshafen.

During the visit, the high school students from Friedrichshafen had a tour of the cultural-historic sites of Sarajevo, Jajce and Travnik.

On this occasion, the German delegation presented the Humanitarian organization with a donation, which was provided by the City of Friedrichshafen, Association Pro Sarajevo and high school students.