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Tehran, Sarajevo Seek to Facilitate Bilateral Trade

Tehran, Sarajevo Seek to Facilitate Bilateral TradeTehran, Sarajevo Seek to Facilitate Bilateral Trade

Senior parliamentary officials from Iran and Bosnia and Herzegovina met on Tuesday to explore ways of clearing the path for expansion of bilateral trade after the 2015 nuclear deal eased sanctions targeting Iran’s economy.

Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani attended a joint press conference after meeting visiting Speaker of House of Peoples of Bosnia and Herzegovina Safet Softic on Tuesday.

“The trip closely follows a visit by the president of Bosnia and Herzegovina and this demonstrates the country’s resolve to promote diplomatic, economic and cultural ties [with Iran],” Larijani was quoted as telling the presser by ICANA.

Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bakir Izetbegovic led a high-level economic and political delegation to Tehran in late October, nine months after the landmark accord took effect to curb Tehran’s nuclear program in return for sanctions relief.  

“In our talks, we discussed ways of expanding trade relations and we reached an understanding on removing the obstacles,” Larijani said.

Softic praised Iran’s pact with major powers, saying it has “opened a new page in international relations”.

“The two sides agreed in the meeting to work together to identify and effectively exploit the potential for improved cooperation,” he said.

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