Kazakh Senate speaker due in Tehran
(IranMania) - Speaker of the Senate of Kazakhstan Nurtay Abikayev, who is scheduled to leave Almaty on Friday for Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Iran, is expected to arrive in Tehran on two-day visit on May 17, 2006, according to IRNA.
At a meeting with Iranian Ambassador to Almaty Ramin Mehman-Parast Thursday, the topics to be discussed during his visit to Tehran were assessed, reports Trend.
Speaking at the meeting, Abikayev said that the two countries have common approaches to many regional and international issues.
Turning to political and diplomatic approaches as the best ways to solve the problems facing the world of today, he said that military option is not acceptable to any nation to this end.
For his part, the Iranian diplomat pointed to the significance of Abikayev's upcoming visit and said, "Expansion of parliamentary relations between the two states along with their trade and economic cooperation will further strengthen mutual political ties.
The main objective of his visit to Iran and the two other Muslim countries is to invite his counterparts, including Majlis Speaker Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel to attend the second world religions meeting, which is scheduled to be held in Kazakhstan in September.
During his stay in Tehran, Abikayev will confer with Haddad-Adel and a number of Iranian officials on matters of mutual concern.