Iran, Afghanistan discuss bolstering of judicial cooperation

Iran Materials 11 December 2006 13:57 (UTC +04:00)

(IRNA) - Iran and Afghanistan here Sunday discussed avenues for raising their bilateral cooperation in legal and judicial affairs.

The head of the the Afghan parliament's judicial commission, Seyed Hossein Alemi Balkhi, who is currently in Tehran heading a delegation, met with the head of the Iranian parliament's Legal and Judicial Commission Mohammad-Taqi Mohassel Hamedani and members of the commission, reports Trend.

In the meeting, the sides noted the religious, historical, cultural and linguistic commonalties binding the two neighboring countries and stressed the importance of consolidating their mutual relations in the interest of defending peace and security in the region.

The two sides agreed that any expansion of their judicial cooperation should be in line with their mutual interests.

Mohassel Hamedani expressed hope the visit by the Afghan parliamentary delegation which be a step towards implementation of judicial and legal agreements already signed by the two sides.

Alemi Balkhi, for his part, called for exchange of experiences in the enactment of laws and judicial settlement of cases as well as establishment of centers for legal research.

He hoped cooperation between the Iranian and Afghan parliaments would contribute to expansion of bilateral ties in all fields.