Bosnian President to Visit Pakistan this Year to Strengthen Relations: Envoy

Mon Jan 15 2024
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ISLAMABAD: Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina to Pakistan, Emin Cohodarevic, said on Monday that the President of his country leading a business delegation would visit Pakistan this year to strengthen further the bilateral trade and economic relations between the two countries.

He said that the President of Bosnia gives special importance to Pakistan, Azerbaijan, and Turkiye for close ties as these nations always keep their doors open for Bosnia and Herzegovina.

He said this while addressing the business community during his visit to the Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI).

The envoy said that Bosnia and Herzegovina would organize a Sarajevo Business Forum from May 21 to 23, 2024. The President of Bosnia and Herzegovina will attend the event, and representatives of the Pakistani government will also be invited.

The diplomat said that ICCI should form a high-level business delegation to participate in it to exchange ideas, make connections, and realize business opportunities.

He said that Bosnia has inked an FTA with the European Free Trade Association and is also trying to get membership in the European Union; therefore, close ties between Pakistan and Bosnia would provide it better market access to these nations.

Visa Facilities for Pakistanis in Bosnia

The envoy further said that Pakistanis with EU, US, or Shenzhen visas can visit Bosnia without applying for a visa.  

The diplomat assured that he would work hard to improve bilateral trade and economic relations between Bosnia and Pakistan as both nations have good scope to cooperate in economic, education, cultural, science, and many other sectors.

Speaking on the occasion, ICCI President Ahsan Zafar Bakhtawari said that Pakistan and Bosnia are enjoying good bonds of friendship, which should be transformed into growing business ties.

He said that both nations have good potential to enhance cooperation in many fields, including textiles, automotive parts, agriculture, hydropower, mines & minerals, and urged that both should encourage regular exchange of business delegations to transform this potential into reality.

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