Acting Speaker of the Iraqi Parliament, Mohsen al-Mandalawi, called today, Sunday, for an emergency session of the heads of Arab parliaments, while the Speaker of the Iranian Shura Council, Muhammad Baqir Qalibaf, praised Iraq’s status and its pivotal role in bringing viewpoints closer between the countries of the region.
The media office of the First Deputy Speaker of Parliament said in a statement received by the Iraqi News Agency (INA): “The Acting Speaker of Parliament, Mohsen Al-Mandalawi, met today, in the building of the Iranian Shura Council, with the Speaker of the Council, Muhammad Baqir Qalibaf, in the presence of members of the Iraqi parliamentary delegation and a number of members Iranian Shura Council."
The statement added, "The parliamentary delegation discussed with the Shura Council headed by Qalibaf ways to develop bilateral relations between the two countries at all levels, especially parliamentary ones, and the importance of activating the role of the Iraqi-Iranian Friendship Committee, activating memorandums of understanding, as well as strengthening cooperation in the field of energy exchange, investment, trade, and medical fields land and rail transportation."
In his capacity as Acting President of the Arab Parliamentary Union, Al-Mandalawi called for “holding an emergency session for the heads of Arab parliaments, especially after the continuation of the Zionist genocide against Gaza and the necessity of taking deterrent decisions that force the Zionist entity to stop its brutal violations and accelerate the entry of aid to the people of the Gaza Strip,” stressing “the importance of coordinating “The efforts and parliamentary positions between the two countries in regional and international forums will enhance the stability of the region and the well-being of its people."
For his part, the Speaker of the Iranian Shura Council, Muhammad Baqir Qalibaf, welcomed the Iraqi parliamentary delegation headed by Al-Mandalawi, praising “Iraq’s position and its pivotal role in building regional dialogues and bringing viewpoints closer between the countries of the region."