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6/27/05

Iran-Netherlands parliamentary meeting held in the Hague

Vienna, IRNA-27, IRNA -- Iranian and Dutch parliamentary officials in a joint meeting in the Hague on Monday discussed bilateral ties, issues of mutual interests and main political development in the region.

Representatives of Iran's Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission headed by Alaeddin Boroujerdi and their Dutch counterparts led by Henk Dehan attended the meeting.

Dehan expressed gratitude over boosting of Iran-Netherlands relations, saying the Netherlands attached high importance to Iranian issues.

He expressed his country's readiness to negotiate and exchange views with Iran.

Pointing to the issues of Iraq and Afghanistan, He stressed the necessity of establishment of complete security and democracy in the both countries.

Boroujerdi, for his part, elaborated on Iran's stance, saying that his country's Islamic Consultative Assembly (Majlis) is among those few parliaments, broadcasting directly their debates to the public.

On nuclear activities, Boroujerdi said that Iran will continue nuclear technology activities within the framework of regulations of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).

He hoped that European Union (EU) would reach consensus with Iran based on available realities.

Boroujerdi, heading a delegation, arrived in Netherlands on June 23.

Boroujerdi's visit is taking place in a response to a visit by Dehan which took place in 2003.

During its stay, the Iranian parliamentary delegation paid a visit to the Dutch Islamic University of Rotterdam and held talks with its officials and professors.

The delegation also conferred with President of Iran-US Claims Tribunal Krzysztof Subiszewski.

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