President Zardari Meets Bosnian Ambassador, Discusses Economic Ties

President Asif Ali Zardari met with Bosnia and Herzegovina's Ambassador Emin Cohodarevic to discuss strengthening business and trade ties between the two countries. The meeting explored opportunities for cooperation in economy, security, and culture, with a potential presidential visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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President Zardari Meets Bosnian Ambassador, Discusses Economic Ties

President Zardari Meets Bosnian Ambassador, Discusses Economic Ties

President Asif Ali Zardari met with Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina Emin Cohodarevic at Aiwan-e-Sadr in Islamabad on Monday to discuss ways to promote business and trade ties between the two countries. The president emphasized the need to open banks, trade in local currencies, and promote bilateral barter trade to strengthen economic cooperation.

Why this matters: Strengthening economic ties between Pakistan and Bosnia and Herzegovina can have a positive impact on the regional economy and create new opportunities for businesses and investors. This meeting can also set a precedent for increased cooperation between Pakistan and other European countries.

During the meeting, President Zardari highlighted the long-standing relationship between Pakistan and Bosnia and Herzegovina, spanning almost three decades. "Pakistan's ties with Bosnia & Herzegovina span over almost three decades and the two countries should continue bilateral engagements and interactions to further explore the avenues of cooperation in the areas of mutual interest," the president said, stressing the need for continued bilateral engagements to explore areas of cooperation.

Ambassador Cohodarevic expressed his country's desire to deepen ties with Pakistan in the areas of economy, security, and culture. He identified vast opportunities for Pakistani businesses in Bosnia and Herzegovina, particularly in the food, tourism, and textile industries.

The ambassador also solicited Pakistan's support for Bosnia and Herzegovina's draft resolution on Srebrenica in the United Nations General Assembly. President Zardari responded that Pakistan would "favourably examine" Bosnia's request and reiterated Pakistan's solidarity with the victims of the 1995 Srebrenica tragedy. "Pakistan stands in solidarity with the victims of 1995 tragedy in Srebrenica," the president said.

Ambassador Cohodarevic extended an invitation to President Zardari to visit Bosnia and Herzegovina to strengthen economic cooperation between the two countries. The meeting underscored the commitment of both nations to enhance bilateral ties and explore new avenues for collaboration in various sectors.

Key Takeaways

  • President Zardari meets with Bosnia and Herzegovina's Ambassador to promote business and trade ties.
  • Strengthening economic ties can have a positive impact on the regional economy and create new opportunities.
  • Zardari emphasizes opening banks, trade in local currencies, and promoting bilateral barter trade.
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina identifies opportunities for Pakistani businesses in food, tourism, and textile industries.
  • Zardari accepts invitation to visit Bosnia and Herzegovina to strengthen economic cooperation.