Norwegian MPs Due in Iran Tuesday
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A Norwegian parliamentary delegation, including members of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defense, is scheduled to arrive in Tehran on May 5 to hold talks with Iranian lawmakers and officials.
The Norwegian delegation, to be led by head of the parliamentary committee, will visit Iran at the invitation of chairman of the Iranian parliament's national security and foreign policy commission, Alaeddin Boroujerdi.
During their two-day stay in Tehran, the Norwegian lawmakers will hold meetings with a number of Iranian officials.
Back in November 2014, Norway's Foreign Minister Borge Brende paid an official visit to Iran.
In a meeting with Iran's Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani at the time, Brende hailed the Islamic Republic as an influential country in the Middle East region, and praised Tehran's efforts to restore calm to Syria and Iraq.
Iran's parliament has in recent months intensified measures to strengthen ties with parliaments of the other countries, following President Hassan Rouhani's announcement that his administration will adopt the policy of constructive interaction with the world.