Third inter-parliamentary meeting of Eurasian countries gets underway in Antalia
The third inter-parliamentary meeting of Eurasian countries has started in Antalia Turkey, with an inauguration speech delivered by the speaker of the Turkish parliament, Binali Yıldırım.
Asia: According to an Iran Press report, the speaker of the Turkish parliament Binali Yıldırım, speaking on Tuesday morning at the opening ceremony said: "The time has come for us to work closely and in coordination with one another, as members of national parliaments, to prevent future humanitarian catastrophes from taking place. We must prevent humanitarian disasters such as the ones we see in Iraq, Syria, occupied Palestine, and Afghanistan.
Yıldırım went on to express his condolences following the death of a number of people in Malaysia after the recent earthquake there.
The speaker of Iran's parliament, Ali Larijani is expected to deliver a keynote speech at the Antalia summit on Tuesday and he is expected to have bilateral meetings with speakers of parliaments from Serbia, Iraq, Qatar, and Kazakhstan. He is also expected to have a trilateral meeting with speakers of parliaments of Turkey and Russia, on the sidelines of Antalia summit.
The theme of this round of the Eurasian Countries' Parliaments meeting is ‘Economic Cooperation, Environment and Sustainable Development in Eurasia.’
Ali Larijani who has arrived in the Turkish city of Antalya on Monday October8, 2018, met with Vyacheslav Volodin, the speaker of Russian State Duma on Monday afternoon.
On the same day, the speaker of the Majlis met his Turkish counterpart Binali Yıldırım, who is speaker of the Turkish parliament.
Upon Larijani's arrival, the Iranian parliament speaker was welcomed by the deputy speaker of the Turkish parliament, the deputy general governor of Antalya as well as the Iranian ambassador to Ankara.
“The main goal of the summit is to create closer links between the countries in the Eurasia region, particularly trade and economic ties and closer parliamentary cooperation,” Larijani told reporters at the Kaya Palazzo Hotel, where the international parliamentary event is going to kick off on Tuesday 9 October, and will last for three full days.
He added “naturally, sustainable development this time in the environment is one of the issues that the meeting will focus on because it is a matter of common concern between all countries.”
“The financial and monetary treaties between countries are among other issues that are established between Iran, Turkey and Russia” he said, adding that such treaties can be developed among other countries.