TURKPA Secretary General visited Tehran
October 23, 2014

TURKPA Secretary General Jandos ASANOV was on a working visit to Tehran, Iran on 22-23 October 2014, and held meetings in the Islamic Parliament of Iran, Headquarters of the Parliamentary Union of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (PUIC) and Secretariat of the Organization of Economic Cooperation (ECO).

At the meeting with Mr. Aladin Boroujerdı, the Chairman of the Committee on International Relations of the Islamic Parliament of Iran the parties discussed prospects of cooperation between TURKPA and Iranian Parliament within the framework of various international organizations. The parties expressed concern with the growing threat of international terrorism and emphasized necessity of joint counteraction against the ideology terrorism.

On 22 October, Secretary General paid an introductory visit to the PUIC Headquarters where he met with Ambassador Ali Asghar Muhammadi Sijani, Assistant Secretary General and staff of the PUIC Secretariat. Ambassador briefed Secretary General on structure and activities of the organization. The parties also talked about prospects of cooperation between two organizations within observer status obtained on reciprocal basis in 2011. In this context, the PUIC Secretariat agreed to organise a study tour for staff members of the TURKPA Secretariat.

On the same day, Secretary General paid a courtesy call to the ECO Headquarters and met with Mr. Shamil Aleskerov, Secretary General of ECO, where the parties exchanged views on pace of development of regional cooperation and its future outlook.