Pakistan, Bosnia agree to enhance bilateral ties

Published: December 21, 2016
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Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif shakes hands with his Bosnian counterpart Denis Zvizdic upon his arrival at the Bosnian PM's House in Sarajevo on Wednesday, December 21, 2016. PHOTO: PMLN

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif shakes hands with his Bosnian counterpart Denis Zvizdic upon his arrival at the Bosnian PM's House in Sarajevo on Wednesday, December 21, 2016. PHOTO: PMLN

SARAJEVO: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his Bosnian counterpart on Wednesday agreed to enhance bilateral cooperation between Islamabad and Sarajevo in diverse fields.

Addressing a joint press conference in the Bosnian capital, PM Nawaz revealed that an understanding had been reached during his meeting with Denis Zvizdic, the Bosnian premier, on cooperation in diverse fields, including trade, energy, defence and culture.

Earlier, the prime minister called on Zvizdic in Sarajevo after the former was accorded a red carpeted welcome upon his arrival at the PM office, according to Radio Pakistan. The Bosnian premier personally received PM Nawaz, who was also presented a guard of honour on the occasion.

PM looks to cement trade with Bosnia

During his meeting with the Bosnian premier, the PM said education and cultural contacts between the two countries could help to explore development of linkages between the public sector institutions of the two countries.

PM Nawaz appreciated the existing cooperation between both the countries at international fora and at the level of the United Nations besides emphasising the need for greater contacts at government and people-to-people levels and between the two parliaments.

The two sides also led their respective sides at the delegation-level talks. Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi and Pakistan’s Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina Lt-Gen (retd) Salim Nawaz were also present.

Bosnian Grand Mufti calls on PM

Rais-ul-Ulema Husein ef Kavazovic, the Grand Mufti of Bosnia and Herzegovina called on PM Nawaz.

The Raees-ul-Ulema apprised the prime minister about his centre working for inter-faith harmony. Further, the need for a strengthening Muslim brotherhood and fraternity was discussed during the meeting.

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  • Bunny Rabbit
    Dec 21, 2016 - 7:38PM

    First in the 50s Indians / Pakistanis / Bangladeshis came to Europe and stabilised/ then in the 70s the Srilankans came rushing to Europe and US and now they are stabilised / Then in 90s the refugees of USSR came they are now stabilised / now its the Arabs .. Lets see when and how they stabilise in Europe and US ?Recommend

  • javed Mirani
    Dec 22, 2016 - 9:25AM

    Bosnia , new Panama. After Panama hard NS needed new destination for parking laundered money.Recommend

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