Iran to partake in Syria Asian Parliamentary Assembly Session
A group of Iranian lawmakers headed by Iranian Parliament (Majlis) Speaker Ali Larijani will attend the 5th Plenary Session of Asian Parliamentary Assembly (APA) in Syria, Press TV reported.
The Iranian delegation of lawmakers arrived in the Syrian capital of Damascus, on Friday, November 27. They will be joined by Larijani on Sunday, to take part in the four-day conference titled "the Role of the Asian Parliaments in achieving Security, Stabilization and Peace in the Middle East Region", IRNA reports.
The conference will be attended by representatives from 41 Asian countries and will discuss topics such as support for the Palestinian people, [issuing a] declaration of friendship, cooperation and the realization of hygiene justice in Asia, challenges caused by globalization, campaign against corruption, and the enhancement of cooperation between Asian parliaments and governments.
The meeting will include debates on information and communication technology and the impacts of global economic crisis on the economies of the APA member countries.
More topics to be discussed are energy conditions, global warming, vast tree planting, respect for cultural diversity and countering poverty and terrorism.
Seventeen international organizations will attend the conference as observers.
In September, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad visited Damascus, where he discussed regional and international developments with his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad.