Sarajevo Mayor Abdulah Skaka attended a traditional prayer breakfast hosted by the US President Donald Trump in Washington.
Skaka on this occasion underlined that the United States remains the most important international partner and ally of Bosnia-Herzegovina and especially the City of Sarajevo.
“In the year when we mark 25 years since the signing of the Dayton Peace Agreement and 25 years since the Srebrenica genocide, this partnership will be further confirmed and the alliance strengthened,” said Skaka.
This year’s National Prayer Breakfast was attended by more than a thousand international guests from more than 140 countries.
The National Prayer Breakfast is a yearly event held in Washington, D.C., usually on the first Thursday in February. The founder of this event was Abraham Vereide. The event—which is actually a series of meetings, luncheons, and dinners—has taken place since 1953 and has been held at least since the 1980s at the Washington Hilton on Connecticut Avenue NW.
The National Prayer Breakfast, held in the Hilton’s International Ballroom, is typically attended by some 3,500 guests, including international invitees from over 100 countries. It is hosted by members of the United States Congress and is organized on their behalf by The Fellowship Foundation, a Christian organization.
It is designed to be a forum for the political, social, and business elite to assemble and pray together. Since the inception of the National Prayer Breakfast, several U.S. states and cities and other countries have established their own annual prayer breakfast events.