IIPU Meeting Kicks Off in Tehran

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - The ninth meeting of the Islamic Inter-Parliamentary Union (IIPU) officially kicked off in a special ceremony here in Tehran on Tuesday.

IIPU Meeting Kicks Off in Tehran

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was the keynote speaker at the opening ceremony kicked off in the Tehran Summit Convention Hall this morning.

Over 28 parliament speakers and representatives from 45 states are among the participants at the international event in Tehran.

Participation of more than 400 parliamentarians from various parts of the world has turned the 9th IIPU conference into an unprecedented event compared with the past 15 years since the establishment of the IIPU.

Iran also officially took over rotating presidency of the Islamic Inter-Parliamentary Union (IIPU) from Sudan for one year.

The IIPU was established in 1999 based on an initiative by Iran and is the parliamentary branch of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

It seeks to strengthen the parliamentary cooperation among the Islamic countries in order to solve the challenges with which the Islamic world is entangled.

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