The City of Zagreb on Sunday organised an event marking the day of 22 ethnic minorities that live in the Croatia capital, and representatives of 18 minorities joined in the event.
Addressing the opening ceremony at Zrinjevac Park, Mayor Milan Bandic said that ethnic minorities "are a constituent part of the urban identity of Zagreb". Bandic thanked ethnic communities for "dialogue, tolerance and coexistence".
The head of the national Advisory Council for Ethnic Minorities, Aleksandar Tolnauer, praised Bandic for pursuing a policy of togetherness in his four mayoral terms.
In his statement to Hina, Tolnauer said that ethnic minorities had always worked for the interests of the country in which they lived.
Representatives of the 18 minorities promoted their cuisines, customs and costumes at the stands in the park.