Tehran, Tunis confer on expansion of parliamentary ties

TEHRAN, Jun. 17 (MNA) – In a meeting between Iran’s ambassador to Tunis Mohammad-Reza Raouf-Sheybani and Tunisia’s speaker of the Assembly of the Representatives of the People Rachid al-Ghannouchi the two sides discussed enhancement of relations between the parliaments of the two countries and activation of friendship committee of Iran and Tunisia.

As reported the meeting was attended by Tunisia’s deputy Parliament Speaker Tarek Fatiti and, chairwoman of the Committee on Rights, Freedoms and External Relations Samah Dammak.

Raouf-Sheybani gave Iran’s Parliament Speaker Mohammad-Baqer Ghalibaf’s message to al-Ghannouchi. 

The Iranian envoy said that Iran’s Parliament stresses the importance of expanding the inter-parliamentary relations and the necessity to strengthen economic, political, and cultural ties.

On behalf government and the people of Iran, he congratulated the parliament of Tunisia over their revolution and entering the path of democracy, hoping that Tunisia will reach its goal and that their experience of democracy will be successful.

Iran’s ambassador to Tunisia also expressed Tehran’s readiness to support Tunis.

Al-Ghanouchi, for his turn, stressed the expansion of ties between the two countries’ merchants and parliaments.

He said that Iran and Tunisia have long relations and that Tehran and Tunis have common ideas in many regional and international issues, including the issue of Palestine.

He hoped that Iran and Tunisia will create chances for dialog using equity, justice, freedom, and democracy.

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