Thursday, October 11, 2007


SARAJEVO, Bosnia (October 11,2007) – The Bosnian Presidency members met with a delegation of the Iranian Parliament led by the Iranian Parliament Speaker Gholam Ali Haddad Adel in Sarajevo yesterday.

The Bosnian Presidency Chairman Zeljko Komsic informed the Iranian delegation about the readiness of the Bosnian Presidency to improve bilateral relations between Bosnia and Iran, an issue Komsic also discussed with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahadinejad at meeting of the UN General Assembly held recently in New York.

The two sides agreed that there is a particular need for improving relations in the fields of economy, culture and education.

They stated that the visit by the Iranian delegation is an expression of true friendship and close relations between the two countries and that there is a cultural bond between the two nations, which represents a good basis for the development of relations and cooperation in all fields.

Good cooperation between the two parliaments is a preconditions and an important segment in the development of foreign policies of Bosnia and Iran, while the potentials of the two countries could be well used and held the development of economic cooperation, was stated at the meeting yesterday.

The Speaker of the Iranian Parliament said that he is privileged to be the first Speaker of the Iranian Parliament to visit Bosnia. He reiterated support for BiH and its fulfilment of conditions for EU membership.

The Bosnian President Zeljko Komsic said that EU membership represents a strategic objective of Bosnia, but that this depends on success Bosnia achieves in the implementation of ongoing reforms.

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