Iranian, Bosnian Parliament Speakers Call for Closer Ties
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani and his Bosnian counterpart on Tuesday stressed the need for the two countries to promote bilateral relations in all spheres, economy in particular.
Speaking at a joint press conference in Tehran with Speaker of the House of Peoples of the Parliamentary Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina Safet Softic, Larijani highlighted the importance of the trip by the Bosnian speaker after a recent visit of the country’s president to Iran and said it indicates that Sarajevo is resolved to boost relations with Tehran in all political, cultural, economic and scientific areas.
He further pointed to his talks with Softic before the press conference and said the talks focused on ways to promote economic relations between the two countries and remove any problems on the way.
The Bosnian official, for his part, hailed the nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), describing it as a great political victory for Iran.
He added that the JCPOA was the victory of wisdom and understanding over those who did injustice to Iranians by imposing sanctions against them for many years.
Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany) reached the comprehensive nuclear deal in July 2015.
It terminated all nuclear-related sanctions imposed on Iran after coming into force in January this year.
Heading a high-ranking delegation, the Bosnian parliamentarian arrived in Tehran on Sunday afternoon at the invitation of Larijani.