Iran Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani will visit Pakistan later this month to attend a meeting of parliament speakers of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO), a senior advisor says.
Hossein Sheikholeslam, Larijani’s adviser on international affairs, said on Saturday that the meeting will explore ways of establishing an inter-parliamentary forum of ECO member states.
He added that Larijani’s three-day official visit will begin on February 11 at the invitation of the Speaker of Pakistan’s National Assembly Fahmida Mirza.
Sheikholeslam stated that during his stay in Pakistan, Larijani will hold talks with his counterparts from other ECO member states.
He further noted that Iranian lawmaker Mehdi Sanaei has already attended preliminary meeting as the Islamic Republic’s representative.
ECO is an intergovernmental regional organization established in 1985 by Iran, Pakistan and Turkey for the purpose of promoting economic, technical and cultural cooperation among member states.
The organization was expanded in 1992 to include seven new members, namely Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
ECO provides its members with a platform to discuss ways of improving economic development, and promoting trade and investment opportunities.
By Press TV
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