By Amina Nazarli
Azerbaijan and Iran have discussed inter-parliamentary ties, as Speaker of Azerbaijan`s Parliament Ogtay Asadov met with Iranian Minister of Justice Mostafa Pourmohammadi in Baku on February 17.
The speaker stressed the role of the reciprocal visits of the heads of the states in boosting relations between the two countries. “There are fruitful relations between Azerbaijan and Iran in field of justice,” he added.
On inter-parliamentary ties, the speaker highlighted the activity of friendship groups in the parliaments of both countries, Azertac reported.
Pourmohammadi, in turn, said that he is deeply impressed with the great changes that have taken place in Azerbaijan ever since.
The minister said there are wide opportunities for deepening cooperation between Azerbaijan and Iran.
They also discussed a range of issues including struggle against the terrorism, as well as cause and consequences of the Armenia-Azerbaijan, Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
Pourmohammadi reiterated that his country supports Azerbaijan`s just position in solving the problem.
Ambassador of Iran to Baku Javad Jahangirzadeh was also present in the meeting.
Azerbaijan and Iran have had diplomatic relations since 1918. Iran recognized Azerbaijan's independence in 1991, and diplomatic relations between the two countries were established in 1992.
Azerbaijani and Iranian peoples enjoy the same cultural and religious traditions. Two countries successfully cooperate in many areas, including agriculture, transport, tourism, industry and other spheres.