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Jordan Underlines Irans Constructive Role in Region, Muslim World

TEHRAN, Feb. 19, 2014 (FNA)- Jordanian Parliament Speaker Atef Tarawneh underscored the heavy burden that Tehran has shouldered during the past years to strengthen unity among the regional and Muslim countries, and appreciated Iran for its constructive role in this regard.


Speaking in a meeting with his Iranian counterpart Ali Larijani on the sidelines of the 9th Meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Member States Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in Tehran on Wednesday, the Jordanian speaker praised Irans crucial position in both region and world.

He appreciated the efforts made by Iran to solve the Muslim worlds problems and underlined the need for further expansion of all-out ties between the two brotherly nations.

On Friday, Larijani underlined that the IPU can pave the way for boosting unity among Muslims, and called on Muslim assemblies to do their best to strengthen the Union.

"The IPU which was founded with the membership of some 52 Islamic parliaments has established close cooperation with 22 international organizations," said Larijani at the opening ceremony of the 31st Executive Committee of the IPU in Tehran.

He emphasized that the Islamic parliaments can establish close relations with the various Muslim nations and reflects the demands of their nations in practice through membership in the IPU.

"An inter-parliamentary union can serve as a center for comprehending the demands of the Islamic Ummah (nation) and pursing their implementation through various ways," added the parliament speaker.

"This conference is focusing on the advancements of the Islamic countries and the motto of the international event is Solidarity, Advancement and Justice," he said.

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation, formerly Organization of the Islamic Conference, was established in 1969 and has 57 members. The organization aims to promote dialogue between Islamic countries and the rest of the world and also protect the interests of Muslims when necessary.

The OIC Parliamentary Union has 53 members.

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