Iran, Turkey Parliament Speakers Meet in Antalya
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani and his Turkish counterpart, Mustafa Sentop, held talks in Antalya on Saturday on issues of mutual interest.
The closed-door meeting between the two parliament speakers was held on the sidelines of the 12th Plenary Meeting of the Asian Parliamentary Assembly (APA), which started earlier in the day.
Speaking to reporters before leaving to Turkey to attend the APA meeting, Larijani said the organization has made good efforts in recent years to provide opportunities for trade and scientific cooperation.
Like the previous meetings, the new APA plenary would also include negotiations on security issues and sustainable security, he said.
The APA was established in 2006 at the Seventh Session of the Association of Asian Parliamentary for Peace (AAPP). It has 42 Member Parliaments and 16 observers.
The assembly has been created as a forum to exchange views, ideas and experiences for developing common strategies and promoting peace in Asia and the world, according to its website.
The APA is comprised of the Plenary, the Executive Council, Bureau of the Assembly, the Committees, and the Secretariat.
The Plenary may approve decisions, resolutions and declarations or submit reports on general policies of the APA and on other subjects related to its activities.