Iran Urges Deepening of Mutual Cooperation with Bosnia


Iranian Ambassador to Sarajevo Seyed Hossein Rajabi underscored the necessity for strengthening relations with Bosnia, and said culture, economy and tourism are proper fields to increase mutual cooperation.

“Tehran and Sarajevo need to Expand their bilateral ties,” Rajabi said in a meeting with Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia-Herzegovina Denis Zvizdić in Sarajevo on Sunday.

The Bosnian official, for his part, felicitated Iran over removal of sanctions.

In a relevant development in February, Bosnian Foreign Minister Igor Crnadak said that his country is determined to revive its former economic ties with post-sanctions Iran.

Speaking at a joint press conference in Tehran with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif, Crnadak said the two sides have always had great ties and that today more than ever they are determined to expand on that.

“We discussed many ways on economic cooperation. We believe good economic relations could also render greater diplomatic ties. We are delighted to have our Iranian partners in our infrastructure development projects. This will happen soon,” he added.

The Bosnian foreign minister said the two sides could also cooperate in travel and tourism, adding that his country will fully support private travel agencies to this end.

“We also discussed common challenges, joint educational and cultural programs, as well as introduction of easier visa programs in order to normalize bilateral relations,” he noted.

Zarif, for his part, referred to the relations between Tehran and Sarajevo, and added that the two sides are willing to expand bilateral ties in various fields including political, economic and banking areas.