On June 8, Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Defense, Security and Combating Corruption Ziyafat Asgarov met with members of the National Security and Foreign Policy Commission of the Iranian Parliament, who are visiting Azerbaijan.
Welcoming the delegation, Ziyafat Asgarov expressed condolences to the Iranian guests for the victims of the train accident in Iran, wished God's mercy to the dead and healing to the wounded, the Press and Public Relations Department of the Milli Majlis told APA.
Speaking about the good neighborly relations and close cooperation between Azerbaijan and Iran, Ziyafat Asgarov noted that we are united by common religious and cultural values.
Emphasizing the role of National Leader Heydar Aliyev in the development of Azerbaijan's relations with Iran during the years of independence, Ziyafat Asgarov said that thanks to the services of President Ilham Aliyev, who continued this policy, our bilateral relations have entered a qualitatively new stage.
He noted that the documents signed by the political will of the heads of state created a strong legal basis for the development of our relations, emphasizing that regional projects implemented through joint efforts serve the well-being of our peoples.
Ziyafat Asgarov thanked the Iranian leadership for supporting the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan, spoke about the scale of the destruction committed by Armenia during the occupation, their barbaric attitude to Islamic values and mosques.
The head of the delegation of the Islamic Consultative Assembly of the Islamic Republic of Iran Hussein Nushabadi thanked for the warm welcome.
Hussein Nushabadi praised the common historical and cultural values of Azerbaijan and Iran as a good basis for the development of relations.
He stressed that Iran intends to establish closer cooperation with Azerbaijan in all areas, expressed his views on the potential for expanding ties and the contribution that parliaments can make in this work.
The importance of joint efforts in the development of transport corridors, the importance of strengthening peace and economic development in the region, the expansion of cooperation between Azerbaijan and Iran in many areas, including inter-parliamentary, demining of the liberated territories were discussed at the meeting.
The meeting was attended by members of the parliamentary committee on defense, security and anti-corruption Aydin Mirzazade, Arzu Nagiyev, members of the Iranian parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Yagub Rezazade, Seyed Ahmad Avayi, Iranian Ambassador to Azerbaijan Seyed Abbas Mousavi and other officials.