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Jan 20, 2012

H.E. Bakir Izetbegović member of the Presidency of BiH hosted IBU students

On January 19, H.E. Bakir Izetbegović, the Bosniak member of the tripartite Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, hosted a group of English Department's students along with Dr. Azamat Akbarov, the Head of English Department, in the Presidency Building


The representatives of the International Burch University were kindly welcomed and received in the Presidency Building where a round table meeting with H.E. Bakir Izetbegović was held in a highly relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

At the very beginning, both students and the Dr. Akbarov stated that it was a great honor to be hosted by such a respected and prominent political figure. H.E. Bakir Izetbegović was opened to questions of the students that were eager to discuss on some crucial things regarding the politics and the future of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The amiable appearance of H.E. Izetbegović encouraged the guests to ask without any restraint whatever they wanted to know.

As context for the round table meeting, both H.E. and guests discussed about the current politics and its possible results in the future of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and about the life of the late Alija Izetbegović, who was not only known for being the first President of Bosnia and Herzegovina, but also for being a symbol of persistent struggle and defense of the national identity of Bosniaks, which can also be seen from the fact that many people abroad are familiar with his life and significance. 

Basically, H.E. Bakir Izetbegović believes that synergy and dignity is the key for a peaceful and successful country. H.E. is strongly against the violent ways of solving problems, such as the war, and believes that everything should be solved in a diplomatic way. 

After the pleasurable and amicable discussion gifts were exchanged and Dr. Akbarov once again thanked H.E. Bakir Izetbegović for spending quality time with the representatives of the International Burch University.

The pleasant atmosphere was continued in a short tour within the Presidency building with the office that used to belong to the late Alija Izetbegović as its final destination. H.E. Bakir Izetbegović emphasized that all things in this office were almost intact and in the same order as they were 10 years ago.

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