Italian Parliamentary Delegation Due in Tehran on Friday

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - An Italian parliamentary delegation will start a three-day visit to the Iranian capital city of Tehran on Friday, an adviser to Iran's parliament speaker said Wednesday.

Italian Parliamentary Delegation Due in Tehran on Friday

Hossein Sheikholeslam, the adviser of Iran’s parliament speaker on international affairs, told the Tasnim News Agency that the Italian team will be led by Chairman of the Italian Senate Foreign Affairs Committee Pier Ferdinando Casini.

He said one of the members of the Italian Senate foreign affairs committee will also accompany Casini in the upcoming visit.

The adviser further noted that the Italian parliamentarians are expected to hold meetings with a number of Iranian lawmakers and some foreign ministry officials during their stay in Tehran.

The upcoming talks between Iranian and Italian parliamentary officials would revolve around bilateral, regional and international issues, Sheikholeslam said, adding that the two sides would also hold negotiations on bilateral parliamentary relations.

The upcoming visit would take place less than two weeks after Italian Foreign Minister Emma Bonino travelled to Tehran on December 21 for an official visit to hold talks with Iranian authorities.

Heading a high-ranking delegation, Bonino met her Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif and President Hassan Rouhani in her two-day long visit to Iran.

Bonino’s visit came after Zarif travelled to Rome in November at the invitation of his Italian counterpart to exchange views on regional and international matters.

She was the first Italian high-ranking official to visit Iran after almost ten years.

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