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Iranian delegation due in Switzerland to attend Inter-Parliamentary Union

Tehran, Sept 27, IRNA -- Head of the Executive Council of Iran's Inter-Parliamentary Group Manouchehr Mottaki, heading a parliamentary delegation, left here for Geneva, Switzerland, on Monday to attend the 111th session of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU).

The Iranian delegation is expected to participate at the four-day meeting and hold talks with high-ranking political and parliamentary figures from other countries.

Over 120 parliamentary delegations form IPU member states are to attend the session.

The participants are to discuss various issues including the role of parliaments in strengthening multi-party systems, non-proliferation and disarmament regarding security challenges in the world, the role of parliaments in protecting the environmental varieties and parliamentary assessment of a meeting held in Beijing, China, ten years ago on women's affairs.

Women participating in the session are due to exchange views on issues and problems the women are currently faced with in the world and ways to settle them.

It is predicted that at least 100 woman representatives would attend the session.

The Inter-Parliamentary Union, based in Geneva, is an important non-governmental organization which was established in 1889.

Over 142 countries, including the Islamic Republic of Iran, are currently members of the union which is the focal point for worldwide parliamentary dialogue and works for peace and cooperation among peoples and for the firm establishment of representative democracy.

The IPU supports the efforts of the United Nations, whose objectives it shares, and works in close cooperation with it. It also cooperates with regional inter-parliamentary organizations, as well as with international intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations which are motivated by the same ideals.

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