[Larijani] is scheduled to participate in the Fourth World Conference of Parliament Speakers convened by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in cooperation with the United Nations at the UN headquarters.
The Iranian official is expected to hold talks with his counterparts attending the conference on various issues including mutual interaction, economic development and joint ventures as well as key regional and international matters.
During his stopover in Frankfurt, Germany, the Iranian parliament speaker had a telephone conversation with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, where Larijani said Germany played a positive role in nuclear negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries - the US, the UK, France, Germany, Russia and China.
He expressed hope that exchange of visits between Iranian and German officials would improve economic relations.
The German foreign minister, for his part, said the ground is prepared for the expansion of ties with Iran in all fields given Tehran’s great capacity for enhanced economic cooperation.Larijani met with his Japanese counterpart Tadamori Oshima on the sidelines of the Fourth World Conference of Speakers of Parliament convened by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in New York. According to PressTV:
The top Japanese parliamentarian... said his country stands ready to work with Tehran to help promote peace and stability at regional and international levels.
Japan is prepared to open up a new chapter in its relations with Iran on political, parliamentary, economic, trade and cultural fronts, Oshima further said.Meanwhile, Hossein Sheikholeslam stated that two unnamed U.S. senators have requested for a meeting with Parliament Speaker. According to Tasnim News Agency:
Hossein Sheikholeslam, the adviser [to Larijani] pointed to requests by two unnamed American lawmakers for a meeting with Iran’s parliament speaker, saying, “There has been talks (on the issue), but nothing is finalized yet.”
Sheikholeslam also announced that there are speculations about Larijani’s meeting with a Saudi Arabian delegation, saying that if it happens, it would be aimed at showing Iran’s goodwill as well as reminding Riyadh of the repercussions of its behavior.
Motorcade and security provided to Larijani's diplomatic delegation, on the move from JFK to Two United Nations Plaza
Iranian Speaker of Parliament Ali Larijani with Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations
Iranian Speaker of Parliament Ali Larijani with Pietro Grasso, President of the Italian Senate
Exchange of gifts between Ali Larijani and Pietro Grasso
Photos: Islamic Republic News Agency