Parliament Speaker underlined the need for regional cooperation
Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani on Tuesday underlined the necessity of cooperation among the regional states for the establishment of peace and security in the region.
Speaking at a meeting with Pakistani Minister of Population Welfare Firdous Ashiq Awan here in Tehran today, Larijani said that regional countries with joint historical roots and a history of lasting democracy should have further cooperation in the field of security affairs in order to help restore peace and security to the region. He added that foreign forces in the region are not after restoring peace and security.
The Iranian official pointed to the latest terrorist attacks in Pakistan, and reiterated that attacks have become "an excuse for foreign powers to meddle in" the regional affairs.
Elsewhere, Larijani voiced Tehran's continued support for flood-hit Pakistani nation, and stressed that Tehran would spare no efforts to help the government and people of Pakistan to cope with the disaster.
Pakistani minister, for her part, thanked Iran's support for Pakistan and added that
Iran was among the first three countries which rushed to Pakistan's aid after floods devastated large parts of the country. Iran has sent a total volume of 5,300 tons of aids and assistance to Pakistan during the past few months.