Turkish foreign minister to receive award in Sarajevo
ANKARA - Anatolia News Agency
AA photoThe International League of Humanists said they will present Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu the "Leader of 21st Century" award on May 4.
The League is comprised of Bosnian, Serbian and Croatian intellectuals and is based in Sarajevo and will present Davutoğlu's award during a visit there by Turkey's top diplomat.
Speaking to Anatolia News Agency, Secretary General of the International League of Humanists said that Davutoğlu deserved the award for his contributions to the improvement of relations between the Balkan countries.
"The award we are about to present is in a way of saying 'thank you' to Mr. Davutoğlu for his contributions to peace and stability in the Balkans," Surlan said.
Among the recipients of the "Leader of 21st Century" award in the past were Pope John Paul II, who visited Sarajevo after the war, and former President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Juan Antonio Samaranch who passed away in 2010.