TEHRAN, Iran (November 18,2008) - The Bosnian Deputy Foreign Minister Ana Trisic Babic met and conferred yesterday in Tehran with Head of the Iranian Parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi.
Boroujerdi expressed satisfaction over the establishment of peace and security in Bosnia that has provided an appropriate ground for development and advancement of the country and improvement of the Bosnia's economic status, announcing Iran's readiness and will for expansion of political, social and economic relations with Bosnia.
Referring to the outstanding roles played by the parliaments in elimination of the obstacles in the way of the countries' cooperation, he said, "The two countries' parliamentary officials should therefore continually exchange ideas and have regular meetings."
The head of Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission referring to Iran's nuclear profile, said that our country is determined to continue its nuclear activities within the framework of the NPT regulations and will not yield to any concession regarding its absolute rights, adding that Iran is meanwhile ready for continuation of negotiations, as the sole existing way for solving the dispute with the West.
He also one again stressed that the Islamic Republic of Iran is strongly opposed to manufacturing nuclear weapons, adding, "We do our best in line with the annihilation of the entire atomic bombs around the world."
He then referred to the ongoing economic crisis in the United States, expressing worry over the expansion of its dimensions to the European countries, adding, "We hope the dimensions of such crises would not expand very noticeably."
Boroujerdi meanwhile announced the Iranian officials' readiness for joining efforts aimed at controlling the negative effects of a potential international economic crisis.
He reiterated, "The current economic crisis is the result of the inappropriate militaristic approach adopted by the White House officials during the years of the past decade."
The Bosnian Deputy Foreign Minister, too, in her part stressed the importance of maintaining optimum relations with Iran, asking for stronger bilateral economic ties between Bosnia and Iran.
She expressed hope that the two countries' comprehensive cooperation, particularly in economic field, would grow constantly.
Babic added, "There are lots of commonalities between Iran and Bosnia that can serve as the basis for the expansion of ties and the two countries' top officials are fortunately well aware of this fact."