ACM FOUNDATION SARAJEVO STATEMENT
Sarajevo, May 11,2019
Sarajevo, as well as the society and citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina, are a meeting place of cultures, peoples, religions and minorities. The beginning and the end of the 20th century have been marked by Sarajevo and the tragedy of Bosnia and Herzegovina. During the longest siege of a capital in modern history, its citizens, with their courage, resistance, solidarity and resilience sent a strong message that: civil rights and liberties are inalienable, and that these are the main values of peace and democracy.
Geographically and humanely, this country and its cities are immanently linked to the Mediterranean and are an inseparable part of it. The principles of safeguarding peace, interreligious and intercultural dialogue, the defence of human rights, the protection and promotion of cultural, artistic and intellectual heritage, as well as the environment, are the foundations that we share with the people, the countries, cities and citizens of the entire Mediterranean.
Through this declaration, the citizens of Sarajevo, members of Sarajevo Circle of the Mediterranean Citizens’ Assembly Foundation (FACM), confirm their sense of belonging to the Mediterranean space. A space in which the civilizations of the modern world interlace toghether, marked by conflicts, but also by the continuous struggle for peace, freedom, building trust in others and in a different one, all for a life together within culture of diversity.
Ibrahim Spahić, Ćazim Hadžimejlić, Leyla Kučukalić, Emina Saračević, Esma Kučukalić, Elma Hodžić, Ali Esquembre
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