Majlis (Iranian parliament) Speaker Ali Larijani arrived in New York less than an hour ago to participate in Fourth World Conference of Parliament Speakers, IRNA reported.
Larijani was welcomed by Iran's Permanent Representative to the UN Gholamali Khoshrou and his deputy Gholamhossein Dehqani in New York's JFK International Airport.
The participants of the New York meeting will also discuss economic issues.
The Fourth World Conference of Speakers of Parliaments will be held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from Monday 31 August to Wednesday, September 2, 2015.
This meeting of Speakers of Parliaments from across the world is a unique forum for dialogue and cooperation between parliaments at the highest level. The overall theme of the Conference will focus on peace, democracy, and development as seen by the parliaments.
The Conference is part of the series of high-level meetings leading up to the UN Summit in late September 2015, at which the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be launched.
The Conference is convened by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU).