IIPU Conference Warps Up in Tehran
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The ninth meeting of the Islamic Inter-Parliamentary Union (IIPU) concluded here in Tehran on Wednesday evening with a final statement on Palestine adopted by the participants unanimously.
The statement, issued by the Palestine Committee of the conference, stressed reconciliation among Palestinian groups and called for confronting attempts to sideline the issue of Palestine.
Another statement was issued at the closing of the meeting by the political committee of the union, underscoring the need for confronting Islamophobia in the world.
The statement also stressed fighting terrorism, freeing the Middle East from weapons of mass destruction, the right to resist occupation, and all nations’ right to freedom and using modern technologies in peaceful ways.
It also featured the issue of Palestine, the Syrian crisis, and the situation of Muslims in Myanmar and the Central African Republic.
The ninth meeting of the Islamic Inter-Parliamentary Union officially kicked off in a special ceremony here in Tehran on Tuesday.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was the keynote speaker at the opening ceremony.
Over 28 parliament speakers and representatives from 45 states were among the participants at the international event in Tehran.
Participation of more than 400 parliamentarians from various parts of the world 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 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.