Sarajevo mayor's Tehran visit to give impetus to city diplomacy

Belgrade, Oct 30, IRNA – Iran's Ambassador to Bosnia-Herzegovina Mahmoud Heydari said on Sunday that visit of Sarajevo Mayor Ivo Komsic to Tehran will strengthen Tehran-Sarajevo city diplomacy.

Komsic and the accompanying delegation departed Sarajevo on Sunday morning for Tehran at the invitation of Tehran Mayor Mohammad-Baqer Qalibaf.
In present age, playing a trans-national role in different economic, cultural and social fields and by presence in international organizations, cities have turned into active players in international relations, said Heydari, adding that today, capitals are themselves the driving force of development of countries.
Abundant historical and cultural commonalties of the two nations and interest of Iranian and Bosnian nations in each other in addition to political will of the two governments to upgrade level of cooperation have provided an opportunity to activate the Tehran-Sarajevo city diplomacy.
To this end, a sisterhood Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) will be signed by Tehran and Sarajevo during the visit, he added.
The Bosnian delegation is scheduled to meet with Tehran mayor, chairman of Tehran City Council and Head of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization.
Last week, Chairman of Presidential Council of Bosnia-Herzegovina Bakir Izetbegovic at the head of a high-ranking delegation paid an official visit to Iran at the invitation of President Hassan Rouhani.
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