Baroness Anelay of St Johns, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, has provided the following answer to Raymond Hylton (who accompanied the Soul of Europe on previous visits to Bosnia) written parliamentary question (HL122):
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the recent reconstruction and reopening of the Ferhadija Mosque in Bosnia and Herzegovina. (HL122)
Tabled on: 19 May 2016
Baroness Anelay of St Johns:
The Government warmly welcomes the reopening of the Ferhadija Mosque, which took place on 7 May. This is an unmistakable symbol of religious diversity and tolerance in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The atmosphere during the reopening ceremony, which our Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina attended, was dignified and celebratory. The Ferhadija Mosque will serve as a powerful symbol of how communities can support each other on the long journey towards reconciliation.
Date and time of answer: 26 May 2016 at 16:02.