MP: IIPU Meeting to Witness Massive Participation by Foreign Parliamentarians
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A senior Iranian lawmaker said 25 parliament speakers have confirmed their participation at the 9th Islamic Inter-Parliamentary Union (IIPU) Conference in Tehran, adding that 44 countries have also announced preparedness to attend the event.
“The conference has witnessed warm welcomed thus far and more than 44 countries have announced readiness to attend the conference," Chairman of the Iranian Parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi told Tasnim on Monday.
Boroujerdi added that the participation of more than 400 parliamentarians from various world countries would be unprecedented compared with the past 15 years since the establishment of the IIPU.
Boroujerdi added that President Hassan Rouhani would be the keynote speaker at the IIPU opening ceremony on February 18.
During the conference, Iran will take over rotating presidency of the Islamic Inter-Parliamentary Union (IIPU).
“The 9th IIPU assembly will be held from February 14 to 19 in the Tehran Summit Convention Hall,” Director of the Protocol Office of the Iranian Parliament Mohammad Yasrebi told the Tasnim News Agency on January 27.
Yasrebi said that the Iranian Parliament has invited the speakers of 53 Islamic countries to the event, predicting that at least 40 speakers would participate in the Tehran meeting.
He said that during the event, Iran will take over rotating presidency of the IIPU from Sudan for one year.
The 8th meeting of Islamic Inter-Parliamentary Union was held in Khartoum, capital of Sudan, on January 21-22, 2013.
The IIPU was established in 1999 based on an initiative by Iran. It seeks to strengthen the parliamentary cooperation among the Islamic countries in order to solve the challenges facing the Islamic world.