The Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bakir Izetbegović attended today in Log pod Mangart, in Slovenia, the ceremony of unveiling the monument to the people from Bosnia and Herzegovina who fought and died on the Soški Front during the First World War.
While thanking to the President of Slovenia Danilo Türk for the hospitality and cherishing the memory on the Bosniaks to whom “the history determined fate to leave their bones far from their homeland”, Chairman Izetbegović pointed out that in the period of the First World War, 250,000 Bosnian soldiers fought as a part of the Army of Austro-Hungary
In his address to the numerous attendees, Chairman Izetbegović said that the places such is the Muslim cemetery of Log pod Mangart are the best places where lessons from history can be learnt.
- This ceremony also is an opportunity to send a message of peace, before all to our region which still has not buried all its dead from the wars of the nineties in the last century, but also in Europe, with a belief and a hope that the 21st Century will pass without wars and bloodshed, said Izetbegović in his address.
The President of Slovenia Danilo Türk hosted last night a gala dinner in the villa Podrožnik, which was also attended by the first Slovenian President Milan Kučan and the Slovenian Mufti Nedžad Grabus.
During the stay in Ljubljana, Chairman Bakir Izetbegović received a delegaton of the Bosniaks of Slovenia and supproted their efforts for further affirmation of their rights in this sttate.
On that occasion Mufti Nedžad Grabus informed Chairman Izetbeogivić on the architectual design of the new Ljubljana mosque and the speed with which this exceptinally significant project is being realised.