PUIC Conference Guests Meet Iran’s Parliament Speaker
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani held meetings with his foreign counterparts participating in a conference of the Parliamentary Union of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Member States (PUIC) in Tehran to discuss bilateral, regional and international issues.
In separate meetings on Monday, Larijani had talks with the parliament speakers of Pakistan, Syria, Oman and Senegal, who have travelled to Tehran to attend the 13th PUIC conference.
In the get-together with Speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, Larijani warned of US and Israeli plots to hinder calm in the region, and hailed cooperation between Tehran and Islamabad in the fight against terrorist activities.
The Pakistani speaker highlighted the leading role of Iran in the region, calling for Muslim unity to foil hostile plots that seek division in the Islamic world.
In the meeting with President of the National Assembly of Senegal Moustapha Niasse, the two officials discussed ways to boost parliamentary and economic relations between the two countries.
Another official holding talks with Larijani was Speaker of the People's Council of Syria Hammouda Youssef Sabbagh who applauded the brotherly bonds between Tehran and Damascus and their joint action against terrorism and the common enemies.
The Iranian official also had a meeting with Oman's Consultative Assembly Speaker Khalid Hilal bin Nasser al-Mawali, during which they talked about economic cooperation between Tehran and Muscat and implementing joint projects via facilitated investment.
Parliamentary officials from Muslim states have travelled to Tehran for the PUIC conference.
The OIC, the second largest inter-governmental organization after the United Nations, has around 60 members.
The organization, established in 1969, was created to protect the interests of Muslims and promote international peace.