Envoy, Bosnia Official Confer on Ties

Envoy, Bosnia Official Confer on Ties

On behalf of the Iranian government and businessmen, the ambassador to Sarajevo expressed interest in expanding economic, trade and cultural ties with Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Hassan Rajabi made the remark in a meeting with Croat Member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina Dragan Covic on Monday, in which the two sides discussed ways to enhance bilateral relations.  
In the meeting, Rajabi submitted a message of congratulations by President Hassan Rouhani to Covic on his appointment, inviting him and the other two presidency members on behalf of Rouhani to visit Iran.  
Outlining the objectives the Islamic Republic is pursuing in its efforts to enhance wide-ranging ties with Sarajevo, the envoy hoped that in the current year the two countries would be able to expand relations in political, economic, cultural and scientific areas.   
Covic, for his part, expressed his gratitude for President Rouhani's message and invitation, hoping to visit Iran in the near future.
Describing relations with Tehran as "friendly", Covic said in line with Bosnia and Herzegovina's plan to join the European Union, the Sarajevo government is willing to utilize the potential which exists in relations with eastern countries.   
Covic was appointed as Croat Member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina in November 2014.  
The Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina is composed of three members, each member representing one of three constitutive nations of Bosnia and Herzegovina: Bosniaks, Croats and Serbs.
According to Dayton Accord, which aimed at putting an end to the 3.5-year-long Bosnian War, Bosnia and Herzegovina was divided into two entities: Republika Srpska and the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.  

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