Head of the Islamic Parliament Research Center, Dr. Kazem Jalali censured severely the West silence on heinous massacre of innocent civilians in Yemen and Syria.
Chairman of Finnish Parliamentary Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Antti Kaikkonen met Head of the Islamic Parliament Research Center (IPRC), Dr. Kazem Jalali in Tehran on Sunday, 10 April 2016.
Referring to the long-standing friendly relations between Islamic Republic of Iran and Finland, the senior lawmaker, Dr. Jalali deemed the positive outlook for promoting bilateral cooperation between these two countries with respect to the capacities created after the July 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and 5+1 World major powers.
He pointed to the expert structure, functions and role of the IPRC which acts as a research body or advisory arm of the Islamic Parliament through giving expertise and advices to the MPs to help making better and constructive decisions on legislative process and law-making.
Chairman of Iran-EU Parliamentary Relations Group, Dr. Jalali hailed to boost relations with European Parliamentary Research Services particularly Parliament of Finland. Also, he expressed readiness to exchange good experiences between the two parliaments.
Senior MP touched on the regional crises as well as terrorists’ widespread savage crimes in Yemen and blasted the West’s double-standard approach towards human rights. Hence, he called for eliminating terrorism as the World’s greatest menace.
Antti Kaikkonen, Chairman of Finnish Parliament’s Committee on Foreign Affairs for his part, expressed satisfaction over visiting Islamic Republic of Iran and conferring with Iranian senior officials so as to enhance parliamentary cooperation between Finland and Iran.
Also, he stressed the importance of more familiarity with cultures, customs, traditions and histories of the two countries as a key factor to further expand their ties as well as to exchange political and parliamentary delegations.
It is noteworthy that other Finnish officials such as Finnish Ambassador to Iran, Harri Kamarainen and Pertti Salolainen, Vice-Chairman of Finnish Parliament’s Committee on Foreign Affairs were in attendance in this meeting.
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