Ukraine urges expansion of its Iranian parliamentary ties

TEHRAN, Jun. 22 (MNA) – The Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Dmytro Razumkov, in a message to Iran's Parliament Speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf, underscored the vitality of expanding Iran-Ukraine parliamentary ties.

Felicitating Ghalibaf on his election as the new Iranian parliament Speaker, in this message, Razumkov hoped for the development of mutual parliamentary ties.

On May 28, the new Iranian lawmakers elected Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf, a former mayor of Tehran, as the new speaker of the Parliament.

In an open session, Ghalibaf secured 230 votes out of a total of 264 votes cast to become the Parliament speaker, followed by Fereydoon Abbasi-Davani with 17 votes, and Mostafa Mirsalim – a candidate in the 2017 presidential elections – with 12 votes.

Since the election, he has received a number of congratulatory messages from foreigner counterparts. 

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