Tehran to host annual AALCO meeting later this month

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iranian capital, Tehran, is due to host the annual meeting of the Asian-African Legal Consultative Organization (AALCO) mid September.

“The 53rd annual meeting of the AALCO is due to be held in Tehran on September 15 to 18,” Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Seyed Abbas Araqchi announced on Monday.

He said that during the meeting, which will be held in the presence of high-ranking officials and representatives of 49 countries, the important issues related to the international laws, including marine rights, immigrants rights, economic sanctions, recent developments related to Palestine, the international trade laws, sustainable peace and other issues related to the international laws will be discussed and studied by the member states.

“The upcoming meeting of the AALCO is specially sensitive given the current conflicts and violence in the region as the legal issues related to extremism and violence will be discussed and studied by the members as the special issue of the meeting,” Araqchi said.

The AALCO originally known as the Asian Legal Consultative Committee (ALCC) was constituted on 15 November 1956. It is considered to be a tangible outcome of the historic Bandung Conference, held in Indonesia, in April 1955. Seven Asian States, namely Burma (now Myanmar), Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), India, Indonesia, Iraq, Japan, and the United Arab Republic (now Arab Republic of Egypt and Syrian Arab Republic) are the original Member States.

Forty-seven countries comprising almost all the major States from Asia and Africa are presently the Members of the Organization. These countries are: Arab Republic of Egypt, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, Botswana, Cameroon, Cyprus, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Gambia, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Islamic Republic of Iran, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, People’s Republic of China, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, State of Palestine, Sudan, Syria, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, and Republic of Yemen.

By Fars News Agency


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