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Your Royal Highness,

Your Excellencies,

Distinguish guests, dear friends, ladies and gentlemen:

It gives me a great pleasure to welcome you on this beautiful evening.

Our desire is to improve cultural cooperation between B&H and UK with series of stimulating cultural events.    

Welcome to the exhibition of the beautiful landscapes and cultural and historical monuments, watched from the lens and artistic eye of our photographer Dusan Kecman.

The title of the exhibition "B&H The Beautiful" speaks for itself. We do hope that photo’s that you are seeing tonight, certainly will not leave you indifferent.

This evening, in front of us is our eminent artist Dusan Kecman. Dusan was born in Belgrade, live and works in Banja Luka but he was educated throughout the Western Balkans, as it is so called today. We just simply say in Niksic, Banja Luka, Zagreb and Belgrade. 

In front of us is a lover of photographs from the skies. His colleagues say that Kecman make photos from everything that flies except from "carpets and flying brooms."

Dusan is a member of the Association of Applied Artists of Bosnia and Herzegovina. 1984 and 2011. he received the awards "Collegium Artisticum". 2013 he was selected as one of fifteen deserving artists of my country by the Assembly of the Artists.

Until now he exhibited in Zagreb, Ljubljana, Vienna, Frankfurt, Ankara, Sarajevo and Strasbourg year ago on the occasion of the Presidency of BiH Council of Europe.

Age catches up with him a little, but the "maestro" does not stop. He continues his mission of "lovers heavenly lens" and makes, for our delight, wonderful picture with the story.

We remind that a small part of this exhibition, during this week surprised British parliamentarians in the House of Lords, with a new story and image of B&H.

On this occasion, we would like to express a special thanks to Ms. Karen Lumley President of the Parliamentary Commission for Cooperation Between UK and B&H for her assistance in the realization of this kind of the promotion our country in London.