New Delhi: Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar
on Saturday met Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in Tehran and
stressed on the need to strengthen bilateral relations.
Kumar, who is leading a Parliamentary delegation to Iran,
discussed bilateral, regional and international issues of
mutual interest with Ahmadinejad.
Recalling the ongoing high-level interaction and
exchanges between their leadership, both sides agreed on the
need to further strengthen the bilateral relations in various
fields including political, economic and cultural fields, a
Lok Sabha Secretariat statement said.
Earlier, Kumar held discussions with Speaker of the
Iranian Majlis Ali Larijani and members of the India?Iran
Parliamentary Friendship Group.
The Speaker also unveiled the statue of scientist Jadgish
Chandra Bose at the Pardis Technology Park in Tehran. Kumar
congratulated Iran for the strides it has made in various
research and technological fields.
Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee had visited
Tehran in 2001, while the then Speaker Manohar Joshi had
visited Iran in 2003.