Greek and Montenegrin prime ministers Alexis Tsipras and Dusko Markovic signed the "Mostar Peace Charter" on Monday evening, while the "Mostar Peace Connection" award for the contribution to peace and the establishment of trust and cooperation among peoples went to Brent Sadler, Director of N1’s Editorial Board and former CNN's war reporter
„Mostar Does Not Forget Friends“ event marked the 14th anniversary of the reconstruction of the Old Bridge in this Herzegovina town, hosted by the Center for Peace and Multiethnic Cooperation.
Bosnia’s Council of Ministers Chairmen Denis Zvizdic and prime ministers of Montenegro, Greece and Macedonia Dusko Markovic, Alexis Tsipras and Zoran Zaev visited the Old Bridge where they threw flowers in the Neretva river as a sign of peace.
During this year’s event the traditional international „Mostar Peace Connection“ award, given to prominent individuals for the contribution to peace and establishment of trust and cooperation among people, went to Brent Sadler, Director of N1’s Editorial Board and CNN’s former war journalist, who also reported from Mostar.
Today’s Old Bridge is a replica of the 16th-century Ottoman bridge that crosses the river Neretva and connects the two parts of the city. Croat military destroyed the original in 1993 during the Crioat-Bosniak conflict, after it stood there for 427 years.
The old-new bridge was opened on July 23, 2004.