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Iran’s Larijani in Turkey to attend Eurasian inter-parliamentary summit

Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani

Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani is in the Turkish city of Antalya to attend the third annual meeting of parliament speakers of the Eurasian countries.

Speaking upon arrival in Antalya on Monday, Larijani told reporters that the summit is a great opportunity for development of economic and parliamentary ties among the Eurasian states.

Inter-parliamentary cooperation on financial and monetary conventions and environmental issues is among the key topics that will be explored at the Eurasian inter-parliamentary meeting, he noted.

Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani meeting his Russian counterpart in the Turkish city of Antalya on October 8, 2018. (Photo by IRNA)

Later in the day, Larijani held talks with Vyacheslav Volodin, the Chairman of the State Duma of the Russian Federation.

During the meeting, the Iranian top lawmaker called on all countries, especially those in the Eurasia region, to join hands against the United States’ hostile approach towards other states in the world.

He slammed Washington for its “aggressive and brutal” policies, and underlined the need for multilateral action to counter such kind of behavior.  

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The Russian official, in turn, described Iran as an important country for bilateral cooperation with Russia, and called for enhancement of parliamentary ties between Tehran and Moscow.

The inter-parliamentary summit, which started on Monday and will be underway for three days, is attended by 20 parliament speakers and parliamentary delegations from 17 Asian and European nations.

The first and second editions of the meeting were held in Russia and South Korea, respectively.

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