Ambassador Sakamoto’s courtesy visit to Sarajevo City Mayor, Abdulah Skaka



On 12 April, Ambassador Sakamoto, together with Mr. Yoshikazu Ito and other members of “Ipil-Ipil no Kai” (Japanese NPO), paid a courtesy visit to Mr. Abdulah Skaka, Mayor of the City of Sarajevo. At the meeting, Mr. Ito introduced the NPO’s activities, including donations of Japanese cherry trees as symbols of peace to towns and cities in BiH, as well as the painting and drawing contest for children in BiH. Ambassador Sakamoto said that the Embassy would continue to support this type of grassroots exchanges in cooperation with the City of Sarajevo. Mayor Skaka expressed his deep appreciation for the continuous support of the Japanese government and “Ipil-Ipil no Kai”.