islamabad - Bosnia and Herzegovina President Bakir Izetbegovic will visit Pakistan on October 9. The Foreign Office spokesman said President Izetbegovic will meet the Pakistan leadership, including President Zardari and Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf In addition, the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) will confer an honorary degree on him while he will also address the business community of the two countries.
Pakistan and Bosnia-Herzegovina enjoy excellent relations. The two countries also jointly pursue the common objective of global peace and stability in international forums. Remarkable goodwill exists in the hearts of the peoples of both countries.
Pakistan extended support to the people of Bosnia, especially during their struggle for independence, and Bosnia supported their Pakistani people during the devastating earthquake in 2005 and floods in 2010-2011.
The visit of Bosnian President to Pakistan will not only help cement bilateral ties but will also provide an opportunity to exchange views at the highest political level on various important international issues of mutual interest.
President Izetbegovic is the son of late Alija Izetbegovic, the revered former President of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The last presidential visit from Bosnia took place in 2004 when Sulejman Tihic, the then president, paid a state visit to Pakistan.