(E) New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg in Croatia
Mayor of Dubrovnik receives Mayor of New York
New York mayor Michael R. Bloomberg talks to reporters in Dubrovnik, Croatia, Friday, Dec. 3, 2004, as
Dubrovnik mayor Dubravka Suica stands next to him. Bloomberg arrived in Dubrovnik to present New York City's bid for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games to the General Assembly of the European National Olympic Committees (EOC). (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
The mayor of Dubrovnik Dubravka Suica received Friday at the City Hall
the mayor of New York Michael Bloomberg. Mayor Suica discussed with New
York's mayor Bloomberg the situations in the Dubrovnik area, especially
the events of 1991 when Dubrovnik endured the largest destruction by the
Serbian-Montenegrin aggression, as well as its rebuilding.
The New York mayor, expressing his great satisfaction regarding his visit
to Dubrovnik, also stated his belief that the next years will see a large
increase of American tourists visiting Dubrovnik and Croatia.
After the meeting, the New York mayor also visited the memorial house
"Ron Brown" in memory of the tragic death, in a plane crash near
Dubrovnik, of the entire U.S. trade delegation led by the then Secretary
of Commerce Ron Brown.
Mayor Suica presented the guest a copy of the charter in which the
Dubrovnik Republic recognizes in 1783 the newly independent United
States of America.
HINA - translation by Hilda Foley