Mayor of Sarajevo Abdulah Skaka participated at the Second 16+1 China CEEC Capital Mayors Forum held in Podgorica.

The Forum was dedicated to the networking of 16 capital cities from the countries of Central and Eastern Europe and the People’s Republic of China in the field of economy, tourism, „green cities“, sustainable development and employment.

Mayor Skaka had a presentation on the topic „The Role of Local Self-Governance in Creating Business Climate“. Skaka stressed that the City of Sarajevo, in accordance with its competences, actively participates in creating favourable conditions for economic development, and contributes to the economic and social development of Bosnia and Herzegovina through the field of tourism, particularly the Sarajevo Business Forum and Sarajevo Film Festival and more recently through  reconstruction of the Trebević Cable Car

„This model of local community management, as seen from our example, has accelerated the community development, contributing most notably to the increase in employment of both regular and seasonal workers. Furthermore it led to the increase in investments in all economic branches, creation of better business climate and a continual rise in the number of tourists visiting Sarajevo“ said Mayor Skaka in his address.

During the Forum the Mayor of Sarajevo had meetings with the mayors of Beijing, Belgrade and Budapest with whom he had fruitful discussions about the possibility of establishing specific cooperation through the implementation of projects and activities of interest to their citizens.