Iran, Bolivia keen to broaden parliamentary ties

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani and his Bolivian counterpart Marcelo Elio Chavez in a meeting in Tehran underlined the need for broadening bilateral ties, specially in parliamentary fields.

During the meeting in the Iranian capital on Sunday night, Larijani and Elio Chavez explored avenues for bolstering and reinvigorating mutual cooperation between Iran and Bolivia

“The Iranian parliament is making all-out efforts to deepen the relations between the two countries on an anti-Imperialist and anti-oppression path,” Larijani said during the meeting.

Larijani praised Bolivia’s independence and the country’s anti-imperialist stances in international bodies and circles, and said, “The bravery of the Latin American countries, including Bolivia, in standing against imperialistic policies at regional and international levels is praiseworthy.”

The Bolivian parliament speaker, for his part, called for making use of the two countries’ existing potentials to further broaden Iran-Bolivia ties in different international arenas.

Elio Chaves also thanked the Iranian parliament for holding the Friends of Syria conference, and said, “Bolivia like Iran and all (other) independent countries believes that the Syrian crisis can only be resolved through diplomatic means and holding (free) elections.”

Iran has been seeking to boost its ties with Latin American countries in recent years to the concern of the United States, and has expanded friendly ties with these nations in various fields, specially in economy, trade and industries.

The strong and rapidly growing ties between Iran and Latin America have raised eyebrows in the US and its western allies since Tehran and Latin nations have forged an alliance against the imperialist and colonialist powers and are striving hard to reinvigorate their relations with the other independent countries which pursue a line of policy independent from the US.

By Fars News Agency


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