Bilateral relations: Bosnia-Pakistan friendship time-tested, says ambassador

Pakistan among first countries to recognise Bosnian independence in 1992

DNA/APP November 25, 2018
Visitors look at pictures displayed on the occasion of the National day of Bosnia in the capital. PHOTO: DNA

ISLAMABAD: Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina Sakib Foric has said his country greatly values relations with Pakistan, adding that bilateral ties between the two brotherly countries are constantly on the move in all fields. He said the friendship between Bosnia and Pakistan is time-tested.

The Bosnian Ambassador said this while speaking on the occasion of National Day of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee Chairman General Zubair Mahmood Hayat, Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar, Governor Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Shah Farman and others attended the national day’s reception.

Ambassador Foric further said Bosnia and Pakistan have been cooperating closely with each other at various forums. He said military cooperation between the two countries is also strengthening with the each passing day.

The Bosnian Ambassador further said Pakistan was among the first countries that recognised Bosnian independence in 1992. Bosnian people are indebted to Pakistan for its support when Bosnia was passing through hard times.

The Ambassador hoped relations between the two countries will grow further even in the days to come. He also gave souvenirs to the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee Chairman.

General Zubair in his address suggested institutionalising the bilateral engagement with Bosnian and Herzegovina and stated, ‘our bonds of friendship with Bosnia will grow even stronger in the days to come.

The audience present on the occasion observed one minute silence to pay respects to the martyrs of Chinese consulate attack.  

Published in The Express Tribune, November 25th, 2018.


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