Iranian Parliament Speaker’s Tour of 3 Countries to Start Tomorrow
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani is scheduled to leave Tehran tomorrow, Sunday, for Serbia on the first leg of his tour of three European countries.
After Serbia, where he will have meetings with that country’s parliamentarians, Larijani would head for Geneva, where he is to attend the opening session of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) on Tuesday, October 9, International Affairs Deputy Parliament Speaker Hossein Shiekholeslam told Tasnim News Agency on Saturday.
Larijani is scheduled to give an address at the IPU meeting, in the presence of 30 parliament speakers and 20 vice speakers, and to have bilateral meetings with the parliamentarians of some member countries on regional and international developments during his two-day trip to Geneva.
On Wednesday, October 9 and after the end of the IPU meeting, Larijani heads for Croatia, where he will have meetings on various regional and international developments with that country’s parliamentarian and political officials, according to Sheikholeslam.
The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) is the international organization of world parliaments and was established in 1889.
The Union is the focal point for world-wide parliamentary dialogue and works for peace and cooperation among peoples aimed at firm establishment of democracy around the globe.
To that end, it fosters contacts, coordination, and the exchange of experience among world parliaments; considers questions of international interest and concern and expresses its views on such issues in order to bring about action by parliaments and parliamentarians; and contributes to the defense and promotion of human rights - an essential factor of parliamentary democracy and development, the IPU Letter of Association says.
The IPU is financed primarily by its members out of public funds. The site of the Union's Headquarters is Geneva (Switzerland).