Foreign Policy
Mon Jun 15, 2020 2:27
Armenia Stresses Expansion of Friendly Ties with Iran
TEHRAN (FNA)- Speaker of Armenia's Parliament Ararat Mirzoyan in a message urged for stronger cooperation between the Iranian and Armenian parliaments in a bid to improve the two states' ties.

Mirzoyan felicitated his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf on his election and wished success for him and progress for the Iranian nation.

Armenian parliament speaker pointed to the age-old Yerevan-Tehran relations, and stressed the need to expand the amicable relations between the two neighbors in different spheres.

"On behalf of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia and personally me, I warmly congratulate you on your election in the high and responsible post of the Speaker of Parliament of the Islamic Republic of Iran and wish you success in the implementation of your mission," he added.

“I am convinced that during your tenure the inter-parliamentary cooperation between Armenia and Iran will continue its upward path and will give new impetus to the cooperation existing between the two countries for the benefit of our states and for the welfare of the Armenian and Iranian friendly peoples,” Mirzoyan concluded.

Qalibaf secured 230 votes out of a total of 264 votes cast by the new legislators to become the next parliament speaker.

Amir-Hossein Ghazizadeh Hashemi from Mashhad constituency and Ali Nikzad from Ardebil constituency received 208 and 196 votes to be elected as first vice-speaker and second vice-speaker, respectively.

The 11th round of the Islamic Consultative Assembly (parliament) kicked off work on May 27 in the presence of new legislators, President Hassan Rouhani, Judiciary Chief Ebrahim Rayeesi and other high-ranking officials.

The 11th parliamentary elections and the midterm elections for the Assembly of Experts – a body whose members designate the country’s Leader – were held simultaneously on February 21.

The lawmakers are elected for a 4-year term, with no limitation for the incumbent or former parliamentarians to run again.

Qalibaf was on the top of the list of most-voted candidates in the capital with 1,265,287 votes.

 

 

 

 

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