Mayor Skaka was on an official visit to Ljubljana on invitation by Mayor Zoran Janković. At the working meeting the mayors of Ljubljana and Sarajevo discussed the improvement of relations between the two cities, particularly in the field of urban infrastructure.In that regard, they agreed on the cooperation and exchange of experiences in the field of utility services and public transport, since Ljubljana’s good practices are used by many advanced countries.
Mayor Janković emphasized that the City of Ljubljana is ready to share its experiences particularly in the field of waste separation which starts at the door step, and which in turn enhances the concept of green economy and for which Ljubljana was last year given the title green capital of Europe.
“We have a lot of ideas which could improve and make every day life in Sarajevo more comfortable. We consider the openness of the City of Ljubljana to assist us with the implementation of these ideas as a great advantage. Through this type of cooperation we get to know each other, exchange best practices and learn from each other” stressed Mayor Skaka.
They also agreed to cooperate in the field of culture. It is particularly worth mentioning the way in which Ljubljana solved the issue of reconstruction of buildings of historical and cultural importance, by giving them additional modern dimension instead of just reconstructing them.
It was concluded in the meeting that there are a great number of positive practices that can be applied by both sides and that the sharing of experiences is important for speeding up certain processes.
In the forthcoming period a street named after Sarajevo should be opened in Ljubljana, and a Delegation from the City of Ljubljana will attend the marking of April 6th – the Day of the City of Sarajevo.