Iran, Bosnia Eye Broader Trade Ties

Iran, Bosnia Eye Broader Trade TiesIran, Bosnia Eye Broader Trade Ties

Bosnia’s prime minister and Iran’s top diplomat discussed plans to boost economic and financial ties between the two countries, stressing the need for closer banking interaction.

In a meeting with Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Sarajevo on Friday, Bosnian Premier Denis Zvizdic voiced his side’s willingness to expand mutual relations, Tasnim News Agency reported.

Hailing the Iranian support for Bosnia and Herzegovina in the past, Zvizdic called for easier banking ties and implementation of a preferential trade agreement between Tehran and Sarajevo.

Zarif expressed Iran’s readiness to cooperate with all Bosnian ethnicities, highlighting the need for regular sessions of the joint economic commission.

In their talks, the two officials also called for efforts to ease visa regime between the two nations.

During his stay in the Bosnian capital, the Iranian foreign minister also had a meeting with Chairman of the House of Peoples of Bosnia and Herzegovina Ognjen Tadic and a group of lawmakers.

Zarif was in Bosnia on the final leg of an Eastern Europe tour that had taken him earlier to Croatia, Serbia, and Bulgaria.


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