Monday, October 22, 2007


SKOPJE, Macedonia (October 22,2007) – Mayors of the Bosnian capital Sarajevo and the Macedonian capital Skopje Semiha Borovac and Trifun Kostovski signed in Skoplje Agreement on Cooperation between the two cities.Signing of the Agreement preceded a joint statement signed by two mayors in July last year.

On the basis of this act, programs of concrete activities will be determined each year between Sarajevo and Skopje and all other forms of cooperation that are of mutual interests for citizens of both Sarajevo and Skopje will be determined.

Mayor Borovac emphasized that Sarajevo and Skopje have taken over the responsibility in developing and implementing concrete projects aimed to benefit the citizens.

”In the process of European integrations in the region, we need to advance cooperation and help each others on the way to the EU. In that way, we will become respectable partners”, she said.

Mayor of Skopje Trifun Kostovski stated that signing of the agreement is important for both Sarajevo and Skopje.

”We need to realize we belong to each other historically and traditionally”, Kostovski said.

Agreement signing ceremony was a part of the 11th Conference of Union of Central and Southeastern European Capitals, hosted by Skopje.

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