TEHRAN, Dec. 8,2013 (FNA)- Vice-Speaker of the Iranian Parliament Mohammad Hassan Aboutorabi Fard said that the Asian Parliamentary Assembly (APA) meeting would further enhance the Iran-Pakistan bilateral ties and help the two countries play their role in consolidating the Asian countries.
Aboutorabi Fard arrived in Pakistani capital, Islamabad, on Saturday to attend the 6th session of the APA, the Islamic republic news agency reported.
He said that Iran and Pakistan enjoy brotherly relations, noting that the APA meeting would further strengthen Pakistan-Iran ties.
Aboutorabi Fard called for enhancement of all-out cooperation between parliaments of Iran and Pakistan.
"We hope that the conference would help bring unity, stability and prosperity to Asia," the Iranian vice-speaker pointed out.
Pakistan is about to hold the three-day Asian Parliamentary Assembly in Islamabad from Sunday.
Some 200 delegates including speakers‚ vice-speakers and parliamentarians of the member countries‚ will attend the meeting.
The session is being hosted by Senate of Pakistan. Theme of the session is Asian Century: Cooperation in Economy‚ Energy and Environment.