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Official: Iran’s policy to strengthen ties with Central Asia

Tehran, Head of Majlis (Parliament) National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh said on Wednesday that Iran's foreign policy is to strengthen ties with Central Asian states.

He made the remarks in a meeting with ambassadors of Commonwealth Independence States (CIS) here on Wednesday and pointed to the importance of friendly ties with the neighboring countries.

Falahatpisheh said Iran's relations with these countries have developed over past three decades.

He pointed to establishment of parliamentary friendship groups with each of these countries and said that Majlis welcomes strengthening relations with parliaments of the CIS countries.

Given to role and position of parliaments in political structure of the countries, this capacity should be used to facilitate and accelerate mutual cooperation.

In addition to bilateral ties, Iranian parliament Majlis welcomes strengthening cooperation between all these parliaments in regional and international parliamentary circles.

Participating envoys in the meeting pointed to good neighboring relations between Iran and their own countries and underlined the need to use both sides' capacities to develop ties.

The envoys pointed to promotion of political confidence level between countries of the region and expressed the hope that mutual cooperation with Iran will lead to strengthening peace and stability in the region.

Ambassadors of Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan met with head and members of the parliament national security and foreign policy commission.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

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