It is necessary to accelerate the development of the legal-treaty base between Belarus and Iran, Chairman of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus Vadim Popov noted during his meeting with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Islamic Republic of Iran Abdel-Hamid Fekri, reported Belta.
"We have created a good legal-treaty base. At the same time, it is necessary to accelerate its further development," Vadim Popov said.
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Islamic Republic of Iran Abdel-Hamid Fekri leaves Belarus in view of the expiry of diplomat's term of office. According to Vadim Popov, during the work of the Iranian Ambassador in Belarus, the two countries made a great contribution to the development of the bilateral relations between Belarus and Iran. The two countries have doubled the trade. They set up the Belarusian-Iranian Commission for Trade and Economic Cooperation which operates efficiently. The two countries are actively setting up joint ventures which work in Iran and Belarus. More than 300 Iranian students attend Belarusian universities. According to Vadim Popov, the inter-parliamentary cooperation has been rapidly developing.
Vadim Popov noted that at present the House of Representatives are preparing for the parliamentary elections. According to the Belarusian Speaker, the current political campaign is free and fair. The House of Representatives has invited various international parliamentary structures to monitor the elections in Belarus.
Vadim Popov noted that representatives of almost all the parties and unions of Belarus are taking part in the present election campaign.
In turn, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Islamic Republic of Iran Abdel-Hamid Fekri noted that the parliamentary elections in Belarus are being held peacefully. He considers that Belarus is open for all the international observers who have the right to monitor various stages of the political campaign.