Bosnian traders call for broadening ties with Iran
Bosnian traders in a meeting with Iranian Ambassador to Sarajevo Mahmoud Heidari called for expansion of mutual economic cooperation. During the meeting, businessmen of Bosnia’s Unasana Canton Province expressed their readiness establish cooperation with Iranian companies, IRNA reported.
The Prime Minister of Una-sana Canton Husein Rošić who was present in the meeting expressed willingness to cooperate with Iran in the ¿elds of agricultural products, wood industry and tourism.
The Iranian ambassador, for his part, elaborated on Iran’s economic capacities and expressed readiness for
Such prohibition is imposed to prevent violation of customs’ rules and it is not related to the US sanctions against Iran, Alikhani added.
On September 15, media released a copy of a letter which was signed by the director of Farah Customs, showing Afghanistan has imposed restrictions on imports of oil products, cement, iron, ceramics and tiles from the Iranian northeastern region where shares border with western Afghan Farah Province.
Elaborating on the issue, Alikhani said that although Afghan and Iranian customs of¿ces are systematically connected to each other, and the of¿cials at the Afghan customs can watch online information about exports from and imports to the country, Farah Customs is not connected to the system, so some Afghan businesspersons do not give full report on their imports in order to pay lower customs tariffs.
He further said that the imports from Iran are underway through Afghan Dogharun and Nimruz borders.
The of¿cial added that Iran’s ambassador and commercial attaché to Afghanistan are following up the case.
Meanwhile, commenting on the same issue, Iran’s Custom Administration announced in a statement on Sunday that the reason behind restriction of imports of Iranian products to Afghanistan through Farah border is not clear yet.
It added the exporters can now dispatch their products to the neighboring country via other joint borders. Iran’s exported some $2.5 billion worth of goods to Afghanistan last year. broadening of relations with Bosnia’s important cities.
In February 2016, Bosnian Foreign Minister Igor Crnadak said that his country is determined to revive its former economic ties with Iran.
Speaking at a joint press conference in Tehran with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif, Crnadak said the two sides have always had great ties and that today more than ever they are determined to expand on that.
“We discussed many ways on economic cooperation. We believe good economic relations could also render greater diplomatic ties. We are delighted to have our Iranian partners in our infrastructure development projects. This will happen soon,” he added.
The Bosnian foreign minister said the two sides could also cooperate in travel and tourism, adding that his country will fully support private travel agencies to this end.
“We also discussed common challenges, joint educational and cultural programs, as well as introduction of easier visa programs in order to boost bilateral relations,” he noted.
Zarif, for his part, referred to the relations between Tehran and Sarajevo, and added that the two sides are willing to expand bilateral ties in various ¿elds including political, economic and banking areas.