IFP – A member of Iran’s Parliament says the Islamic Republic seeks to cement its ties with the regional countries, particularly the UAE, and is ready to establish a joint parliamentary friendship group with the Arab country.
The head of Iran’s parliamentary delegation to the two-day (May 22-23) meeting of the Standing Committee on Staff and Financial Regulations of the Asian Parliamentary Assembly (APA), Fatemeh Zolqadr, says the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran seeks to foster its relations with the regional states and bring greater stability to the region.
Speaking in a meeting with the speaker of the UAE’s Federal National Council (FNC), Amal Al Qubaisi, on the sidelines of the first day of the APA meeting on Monday (May 22), she expressed satisfaction with her presence in the two-day conference.
Zolqadr added Iran and the UAE share many cultural and historical commonalities, calling on the two countries to develop their mutual friendly and brotherly relations.
The Iranian lawmaker stressed that formation of a joint parliamentary friendship group by Iran and the UAE will help foster friendly relations between the two Middle Eastern states, regretting that currently, Iranian schools and nationals in the UAE do not have an acceptable condition.
“Unfortunately, at present, Iranophobia is being spread in the UAE.”
The Iranian government and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs seek to strengthen the country’s ties with the regional states and ensure greater stability in the region, she said.
Speaking in the same meeting, Al Qubaisi thanked the Iranian parliamentary delegation for attending the APA’s two-day session.
Highlighting the cultural commonalities between Iran and the UAE, she said the two countries should boost their mutual friendly and brotherly relations.
The FNC speaker urged the two sides to endeavour to increase the number of their common points, and bring peace and stability to the region, adding the parliaments of Iran and the UAE can play an effective role to these ends.
She said holding such meetings on the sidelines of the international conferences can greatly contribute to the strengthening of the countries’ mutual relationship.