Iran, enjoying wide popular support, is the most democratic, stable and secure country in the region, but enemies cannot stand this fact, Iranian Parliament Speaker Gholam Ali Haddad Adel said in a meeting with members of the Presidential Council of Bosnia-Herzegovina Wednesday night. During the meeting, Haddad Adel expressed Tehran’s readiness to expand all-out ties with Sarajevo, specially in economic grounds.
He also voiced pleasure in being the first Iranian parliament speaker to visit Bosnia-Herzegovina, and described cultural commonalties and joint interests of the two nations as appropriate grounds for the promotion of economic ties.
The chief lawmaker reminded the two unfair wars imposed on Iran and Bosnia-Herzegovina, and stressed the need for mutual cooperation in reconstructing the two countries.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran supports Bosnia’s membership at the European Union (EU) and believes that strengthening of the Union can play a constructive and effective role in promoting the process of multilateralism in the world,” he said.
He further pointed to the high and valuable position of the Islamic Consultative Assembly in Iran, and underlined, ” Iran, enjoying popular support, is the most democratic, stable and secure country in the region, but enemies cannot bear this fact.”
For his part, Chairman of the Bosnian Presidential Council Zeljko Komsic viewed the current visit to Sarajevo by the Iranian parliamentary delegation as a good opportunity for bolstering the two countries’ cooperation, and stressed the need for the two sides to show more attention to the expansion of economic ties.
He further described Iran as a significant friend for his country, and pointed out that Haddad Adel’s visit to Sarajevo indicated the friendly bonds existing between the two nations.
Komsic also noted the cumbersome conditions of Bosnia-Herzegovina during the war in the Balkans, and reiterated, “Iran has always showed that it is a proper friend for the people of Bosnia-Herzegovina.”