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Dubrovnik Mayor Welcomes Sister Cities Delegates Ahead of 75th Summer Festival Opening Grad Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik Mayor Welcomes Sister Cities Delegates Ahead of 75th Summer Festival Opening

Written by  Jul 10, 2024

Ahead of the opening of the 75th Dubrovnik Summer Festival, the Mayor of Dubrovnik, Mato Franković, accompanied by the President of the City Council, Marko Potrebica, Deputy Mayor Jelka Tepšić, Head of the Department of Culture and Heritage Julijana Antić Brautović, and the Chair of the City Council's Committee for International Cooperation, Katarina Doršner, met with representatives from sister cities, including delegates from Bad Homburg, Sorrento, Sarajevo, Graz, and Monterey.

Representing the City of Bad Homburg were Mayor Alexandar Hetjes and his associates, while the City of Sorrento was represented by City Council President Luigi Di Prisco. The City of Sarajevo was represented by Deputy President of the City Council and Councillor Alem Logo, and Graz by City Councillor Kurt Luttenberger. Representing the sister city of Monterey, California, was Colleen Baily, the director of the renowned Monterey Jazz Festival, which is being held for the 67th time this year.

"We are immensely happy to host you today. The Dubrovnik Summer Festival is unique for us, and we are honoured to share our rich tradition and culture with you at tonight’s ceremonial opening. Every year, we strive to make it different, and I hope you will enjoy this year's edition," said Mayor Mato Franković in his opening remarks.

The traditional meetings of sister cities during the City Days and the Feast of St. Blaise, as well as during the opening ceremonies of the Dubrovnik Summer Festival, are marked by a warm atmosphere, faithfully reflecting the richness of cooperation and connections between the cities.

The City of Dubrovnik has established cooperation protocols with 14 cities and maintains friendly relations with four Italian cities, two Croatian cities, and one city each in Austria, Germany, Sweden, France, Turkey, China, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the United States. The first "twinning" was recorded in 1967 with the Italian city of Ravenna, while cooperation protocols were signed with the cities of Imotski and Sorrento in 2023.

The Voice of Dubrovnik


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