IPU A Deep-rooted Union: Larijani
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani referred to the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) as a long-established institution.
Speaking before leaving Tehran for Geneva, Switzerland, to attend the 131st IPU Assembly, Larijani said the union is a deep-rooted and long-established institution.
He said there are efforts to turn the IPU into an affiliate organization of the United Nations but those behind these attempts “must know that the IPU has a different structure”.
Larijani further said that terrorism, water crisis and violence against women are among issues to be discussed at the IPU assembly.
The Iranian parliament speaker went on to say that he will hold talks with his counterparts from different countries during his stay in Geneva.
Over 700 lawmakers from 141 countries, including 104 speakers and deputy speakers of parliament, will attend the 131st IPU Assembly from October 12 to 16.
The Geneva-based Inter-Parliamentary Union, which is an important non-governmental parliamentary institution, was founded in 1889.