Iran Parliament Speaker Attends IPU Conference

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani arrived in Geneva Tuesday morning, where he is to attend the 129th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) meeting.

Iran Parliament Speaker Attends IPU Conference

This year’s IPU session takes place in Switzerland from 7 to 9 October 2013, and attended by over 125 of the IPU’s 162 member and 10 associate member parliaments.

Larijani is also 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 legislative and political officials.

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.

And the IPU Assembly (formerly known as the Inter-Parliamentary Conference) is the principal statutory body that expresses the views of the Inter-Parliamentary Union on political issues.

It brings together parliamentarians to study international problems and make recommendations for action.

Delegations attending IPU Assemblies customarily include MPs from all parties. The Assembly meets twice a year (in the spring and autumn).

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