Iran to attend IPU with 8 representatives

TEHRAN, Aug. 15 (MNA) – Eight Iranian lawmakers will be attending the 133rd Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland, an Iranian MP said on Sat.

Secretary General of Iran's Inter-Parliamentary Group, Seyyed Moayed Hosseini-Sadr, told reporters on Saturday that the country will be participating in the 133rd session of Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly in the Swiss city of Geneva with eight representatives including himself.

“This year’s session will focus on fighting extremism and terrorism, preventing financial aids from reaching the terrorist groups, fighting drug trafficking, promoting gender equality, defending the rights of women and children, sustainable development and inter-parliamentary cooperation among countries,” said Hosseini-Sadr.

The 133rd IPU conference will be held in Geneva from 17-21 October 2015.

Its previous session was held in Hanoi, Vietnam with 1300 parliamentarians from 160 countries and regions in attendance.

The IPU is the international organization of Parliaments established in 1889. The Union is the focal point for world-wide parliamentary dialogue and works for peace and cooperation among people and welcomes the inclusion of parliaments’ essential role in translating into action a new sustainable development agenda to eradicate poverty, reduce inequalities and secure the planet for future generations. 

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