Iran Attends APA Meeting in Baku

Iran Attends APA Meeting in Baku

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – An Iranian parliamentary delegation is on a visit to the Republic of Azerbaijan to take part in the 14th Plenary Session of the Asian Parliamentary Assembly (APA).

The Iranian delegation is led by Jalil Rahimi, the member of a parliamentary group that represents Iran in APA, and also includes Abolfazl Amouei, the spokesperson for the Iranian parliament’s national security and foreign policy commission.

The 14th APA Plenary meeting kicked off in Baku on February 20 and will run until Saturday.

Parliamentary delegations from around 40 countries, including 10 speakers, have taken part in the session to discuss plans to strengthen regional cooperation for sustainable development in Asia.

The Republic of Azerbaijan took the rotating presidency of APA for two years.

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.

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