Aug 7, 2021, 8:47 AM
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Iran, Azerbaijan parliament speakers emphasize development of trade ties

Tehran - IRNA - The speakers of the parliaments of Iran and the Republic of Azerbaijan emphasized the development of trade relations between the two countries on Friday.

Sahiba Gafarova, the speaker of the National Assembly (Milli Mejlis) of Republic of Azerbaijan, who has traveled to Tehran to attend the inauguration ceremony of the president of Iran, met with her Iranian parliament counterpart Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf.

Qalibaf said that the presence of a high-level delegation from the Parliament of Azerbaijan in Iran is a good opportunity to improve relations between the two countries, adding that Baku has an important place in foreign policy Tehran.

Pointing to the effective role of the parliaments of the two countries in facilitating relations between the two governments, Qalibaf continued that increasing parliamentary contacts and talks of specialized commissions and friendship groups of Iran and Azerbaijan will help develop relations between the two countries. Iran's parliament pays special attention to strengthening relations with the National Assembly of Azerbaijan.

He also stressed the need to make optimal use of the two countries' good economic potential, adding that there are many joint economic projects in the areas of infrastructure, such as the International North–South Transport Corridor, railways, and energy between the two countries, which should be completed sooner to develop commercial relations between the two nations.

The speaker of the Azerbaijani Parliament expressed her satisfaction with the attendance at the inauguration ceremony of the thirteenth term of Iran’s presidency, stressing the friendly relations between the two countries.

She continued that the friendly relations between the two countries are eternal due to many historical and cultural commonalities and that the policy of the Republic of Azerbaijan is to strengthen cooperation with the Islamic Republic.

She said that Iran was one of the first countries to recognize our country's independence in 1991 and relations and cooperation between the two countries began with the reopening of the embassies of the two countries.

In the end, Gafarova emphasized the exchange of delegations and the expansion of parliamentary relations between the members of the two countries' parliaments.


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