Belgian parliamentary delegation due in Iran tomorrow

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A high-ranking delegation from the Belgian Federal Parliament plans to start an official visit to Iran on Saturday and hold talks with senior officials of the Islamic Republic on ways to deepen parliamentary ties between the two countries.

The delegation headed by the chairman of the Belgian Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee is slated to arrive in Tehran on Saturday at the official invitation of Chairman of the Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi.

During their five-day trip to Iran, the Belgian MPs plan to meet a number of Iranian officials, including Boroujerdi and Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani on issues of mutual interest.

The Belgian Federal Parliament is a bicameral legislature consisting of the Chamber of Representatives and the Senate.

Iran’s parliament has in recent months intensified measures to strengthen ties with parliaments of the other countries after Tehran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany) on July 14, 2015 reached a conclusion over the text of a comprehensive 159-page deal on Tehran’s nuclear program and started implementing it on January 16, 2016.

The comprehensive nuclear deal, known as Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), terminated all nuclear-related sanctions imposed on Iran.

By Tasnim News Agency