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Speaker Meira Kumar leads Parliamentary delegation to Iran

delhi Updated: Nov 03, 2011 10:43 IST

Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar is leading a Parliamentary delegation to Iran where she is scheduled to meet President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and other senior ministers in a bid to further strengthen ties between the two


The delegation has embarked on the visit to Iran from November 3 to 6, the Speaker's office said.

Those accompanying Kumar include MPs Prabodh Panda, Bijoya Chakravarty, M Krishnasamy, Monazir Hassan, Shivanand Tiwari and Ahmad Saeed Malihabadi.

Lok Sabha Secretary General T K Viswanathan and Joint Secretary Lok Sabha Secretariat Ravinder Kumar Chadha are also a part of the delegation.

"During the visit, the delegation will call on Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, and will hold meetings with Ali Larijani, Speaker of the Majlis as well as with the Chairman and members of the Iran-India Parliamentary Friendship Group," an official said.

Kumar will also be meeting Ali Akbar Salehi, Foreign Minister of Iran and Ali Reza Zaker Esfahani, Governor General of the Isfahan Province.

During the visit, Kumar will unveil the bust of Acharya J C Bose at the Pardis Technology Park in Tehran.

A tableau of the Persian version of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore's poem on Iran will be presented at the Majlis. The delegation will also visit the Kendriya Vidyalaya at Tehran.