Solemn opening ceremony of the 34th Sarajevo Winter Festival, which is dedicated to the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of EU and is held under the slogan 'The Other Face of the World', took place Wednesday evening at the National Theater Sarajevo. The ceremony started with concert of the Bulgarian Representative Guard Orchestra.
Festival Director Ibrahim Spahic welcomed honorary guests of the event - representatives of Bulgaria, which was the first country to recognize independent and sovereign BiH.
Ambassador of Bulgaria to BiH Avgustina Tzvetkova-Karabasheva emphasized that the concert's repertoire was selected in line with this year's slogan of the Festival - 'The Other Side of the World' and in spirit of Bulgarian Presidency - 'United We Stand Strong'.
"Let's get united by this concert through universal language of music, marking the unity through diversity", said the Ambassador, adding that unity, reconciliation and cooperation of the countries in this region were confirmed again by adoption of the Western Balkans Strategy.
The Festival's line-up and other useful information on ticket availability can be found at Sarajevo Winter Festival's official website.