Bećirović with The Hague Mayor speaks about the decision to build a Srebrenica genocide memorial

THE HAGUE, June 3 (FENA) – Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina Denis Bećirović, as part of his official visit to the Kingdom of the Netherlands, spoke with the Mayor of The Hague, Jan van Zanen, in the City Hall.

 Bećirović pointed out that Sarajevo and The Hague are cities that carry great symbolism.

He thanked Mayor Van Zanen for his personal involvement, as in 2020, he gave permission to build a monument dedicated to the victims of the Srebrenica genocide in The Hague. It was pointed out that it is very important that the implementation of this project begins as soon as possible.

“The construction of a monument to the victims of genocide in Srebrenica is of great importance for the families of the victims of genocide, my country and our civilization. It is the duty of all of us to contribute to the development of the culture of memory in Europe and the world,” emphasized Bećirović.

He also referred to the significant activities of connecting the youth of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Netherlands, and the exceptional cooperation between the City of The Hague and the Embassy of Bosnia and Herzegovina in The Hague.

Bećirović said that it is necessary to organize tourism promotion of Bosnia and Herzegovina in The Hague in the coming period and to consider the possibility of organizing cultural events.

“Past and future activities between our countries, our cities, can be an example to others how successful and intense cooperation promotes the connection of young people, promotes culture, tourism and other potentials of our countries, which ultimately leads to bringing closer our two countries and their citizens,” pointed out Bećirović.