Tehran (IP) - The Iranian Parliament Speaker met with the Secretary General of the Asian Parliamentary Assembly (APA) Mohammad Reza Majidi in Antalya, Turkey.

Iran PressAsia: Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf left Tehran for Antalya to attend the 13th Plenary Session of the Asian Parliamentary Assembly (APA). 

Before departure on Sunday, Ghalibaf described the 13th Plenary Session of the APA as an opportunity to promote peace and stability in the region. The session is due to be held in Antalya, Turkey, from January 7 to 11.

Ghalibaf also met with Mustafa Şentop, President of the Turkish Grand National Assembly. In the meeting, the two sides emphasized the expansion of trade relations between Tehran and Ankara.

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, the Bureau of the Assembly, the Committees, and the Secretariat.

The Plenary may approve decisions, resolutions, and declarations or submit reports on the general policies of the APA and on other subjects related to its activities.


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