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Iranian Parliament Speaker to Visit Turkey for APA Meeting

Speaker of the Iranian Parliament Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf is going to visit Turkey this week to take part in the 13th Plenary Session of the Asian Parliamentary Assembly (APA).

Heading a parliamentary delegation, Qalibaf is scheduled to leave Iran for Turkey to attend and a deliver a speech to the 13th APA Plenary in Antalya.

The Plenary Session of APA will take place at Titanic Mardan Palace Hotel in Antalya, Turkey, from January 7 to 11.

The meeting will be attended by the parliament speakers from seven countries, namely Turkey, Iran, the Republic of Azerbaijan, Saudi Arabia, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan and Yemen, as well as four deputy speakers, 25 participating members and five participating observers.

The APA was established in 2006 at the Seventh Session of the Association of Asian Parliamentary for Peace (AAPP). It has 42 Member Parliaments and 16 observers.

The assembly has been created as a forum to exchange views, ideas and experiences for developing common strategies and promoting peace in Asia and the world, according to its website.

The APA is comprised of the Plenary, the Executive Council, Bureau of the Assembly, the Committees, and the Secretariat.

The Plenary may approve decisions, resolutions and declarations or submit reports on general policies of the APA and on other subjects related to its activities.

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