Senior MP: IIPU Warmly Welcomed by World States

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A senior Iranian lawmaker said Tuesday that the ongoing meeting of the Islamic Inter-Parliamentary Union (IIPU) in Tehran has witnessed a warm welcome by the world states.

Senior MP: IIPU Warmly Welcomed by World States

“The conference has witnessed warm welcome by 45 countries and 27 to 29 parliament speakers have attended it, the issue shows that Tehran is in the center of attention of the regional and world countries today," Chairman of Iranian Parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi told Tasnim Tuesday.

Boroujerdi said that the 9th Islamic Inter-Parliamentary Union Conference in Tehran has witnessed broadest presence of parliament speakers and parliamentary delegations throughout its 15 year history, which is a record in its kind.

“The reason why the Islamic Republic of Iran has become the center of attention of the regional and the world countries today is that this country is now in talks with the Group 5+1 (also known as the P5+1 and the E3+3; the five permanent UN Security Council members plus Germany),” said the lawmaker.

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.

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

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

The 8th meeting of Islamic Inter-Parliamentary Union was held in Khartoum, capital of Sudan, from January 21-22, 2013.

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 entanged.

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