TEHRAN --Iranian Foreign Minister Hussein Amir-Abdollahian has called the Balkans as an important region and voiced Tehran’s unwavering support for Bosnia and Herzegovina as its traditional friend.
On the second leg of his trip to the Balkans, the Iranian foreign minister held talks with his Bosnian counterpart Bisera Turkovic in Sarajevo where the two sides exchanged views on issues of bilateral significance in the meeting.
Amir-Abdollahian thanked his Bosnian counterpart for her message of sympathy in the wake of a recent terrorist attack that led to the martyrdom of innocent Iranians at the holy shrine of Shah Cheragh in Shiraz.
He said ties between the two countries in various spheres are positive.
Amir-Abdollahian highlighted the capacities for bilateral cooperation in the economic sector, especially agriculture, tourism and mining, adding that those areas need more attention based on the interests of the two states.
He pointed to Iran’s geopolitical position on the North-South and East-West Corridors, expressing the Islamic Republic’s readiness to cooperate with Bosnia and Herzegovina.
He also briefed Turkovic on the latest developments in Iran and the schemes of the U.S. and some European countries to support riots and pave the way for the dissemination of fake news about the internal situation of the Islamic Republic.
For her part, the Bosnian foreign minister underlined that her country will never forget the Islamic Republic’s precious assistance during the era of war, saying the situation would have been different in Bosnia today if it had not been for Iran’s help.
Besides bilateral issues, the two foreign ministers discussed removal of sanctions, developments as in Palestine, Yemen and Ukraine, and other international issues.