Mostar - Croatian Parliament Speaker Josip Leko on Thursday visited the Franciscan Monastery in Mostar, southern Bosnia and Herzegovina, where he met with the guardian, Fra Iko Skoko, and visited the building site of a future student dormitory and a soup kitchen, whose construction is co-financed by the Croatian government.
"As part of its constitutional and cultural obligations towards Croats living outside Croatia, every year Croatia allocates some money to increase the power of the Croatian people to develop themselves culturally in the countries they live in," Leko said.
The dormitory for poor students will include a soup kitchen and an international centre for dialogue, owned by the Franciscan Province in Mostar. The building is being built with the financial support of the Croatian government, which has provided about a million kuna (130,000 euros) for this purpose.
In the afternoon, Leko had attended a round table discussion entitled "Dayton plus 20", organised by the Večernji List daily. In the evening he was due to attend an event, organised by Večernji List newspaper, where persons of the year 2014 were named. (Hina)