Turkish President Abdullah Gul said Thursday there were deep rooted historic, cultural and humanitarian ties between Turkey and Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Speaking in a press conference prior to his departure from Istanbul's Ataturk International Airport for Bosnia-Herzegovina, President Gul said that he hoped his current visit would boost economic and commercial relations and bring new life to mutual investments.
Members of the Bosnia-Herzegovina Presidency had visited Turkey in 2008 and my trip takes place in return of the Bosnians' trip to Turkey, Gul said.
During my visit, I will hold talks with members of the Bosnia-Herzegovina Presidency and other high level officials, Gul said.
I will address the Bosnia-Herzegovina Parliament and receive members of the Inter-faith Council, Gul said.
We will discuss relations between our two countries and exchange views on both regional and international matters, Gul said.
I will encourage all segments in Bosnia-Herzegovina, a country where painful memories still exist, to act in mutual understanding and cooperation prior to the general elections of October 3, Gul underlined.
Haris Silajdzic, President of the Bosnia-Herzegovina Presidency, and I will attend the Turkey-Bosnia-Herzegovina Business Forum in Sarajevo, Gul said.
Following my talks in Sarajevo, I will proceed to the City of Mostar, Gul said.
I believe my visit to Bosnia-Herzegovina will boost our relations, Gul also said.
During President Gul's trip, Director General of the Anadolu Agency (AA) Dr. Hilmi Bengi and Director General of the Federation of Bosnia-Herzegovina News Agency (FENA) Zehrudin Isakovic will sign a cooperation agreement.
President Abdullah Gul will inaugurate the "AA Award Winning Photographs Exhibition" in Sarajevo and participate in a reception to mark the establishment of AA's new office in Sarajevo.
President Gul will be in Bosnia-Herzegovina for two days.
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