Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 15
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
The 53rd annual meeting of the Asian-African Legal Consultative Organization (AALCO) started on Sept. 15 in Iranian capital city of Tehran.
Representatives of 47 countries (33 Asian and 14 African countries) participated in the 4-day meeting, Iran's official IRNA news agency reported.
The meeting discussed various international issues, on top of which the issues of terrorism, extremism and violence as well as the issue of Palestinian refugees.
AALCO, originally known as the Asian Legal Consultative Committee (ALCC), was constituted on November 15, 1956 by seven Asian states namely Burma (now Myanmar), Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), India, Indonesia, Iraq, Japan, and the United Arab Republic (now Egypt and Syria).
ALCC became AALCO after a number of African countries joined the committee. The Islamic Republic joined the organization in 1970.