Meeting with the Italian ambassador in Sarajevo

On May 23, 2024, the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine Foča, Prof. Dr Dejan Bokonjić, together with the Vice Dean for the studies in English Ognjenka Janić-Pavlović; the responsible for foreign language studies Minja Ćosović; and three Italian third-year students, were invited to the Italian embassy in Sarajevo to talk about potential future project for the faculty and its students. The meeting was held under the auspices of the Italian ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Marco Di Ruzza, and the cultural attaché of Italy in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

One of the main topics of the discussion during the meeting was the growing number of international students at the faculty, particularly the presence of over thirty Italian students. The Ambassador expressed admiration for the faculty’s efforts and indicated a desire to maintain communication with the administration and the students to collaborate on organizing various future projects that would promote Italian culture. We extended an invitation to His Excellency to pay a visit to the Faculty of Medicine Foca, University of East Sarajevo, and deliver a speech to the students. Additionally, we reached an agreement with the cultural attachés to engage Italian students in various cultural activities and initiatives taking place in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The meeting concluded with positive impressions and the prospect of numerous new projects for the students to participate in.