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Indian Speaker to visit Iran

Service : Politic
Tehran, Nov 01 (ICANA) – Speaker of Lok Sabha (lower house of the Indian Parliament) Meira Kumar will be visiting Iran in the first week of November, an official said on Tuesday.
Tuesday, November 01, 2011 5:30:21 PM
Indian Speaker to visit Iran

In a visit which is expected to boost bilateral ties, the speaker will be attending several cultural and education programs in Iran, the official said.

Going there on the invitation of her Iranian counterpart Ali Larijani, the Lok Sabha speaker will lead a delegation of six Indian parliamentarians. She is also scheduled to meet Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Meira Kumar's visit to Iran will be the first by any Lok Sabha speaker in last eight years after Manohar Joshi's visit in 2003.

With 150th anniversary of Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore being celebrated, the speaker will inaugurate a plaque of one of Tagore's poems in the museum of Iranian parliament.

The speaker will also unveil a statue of scientist Jagdish Chandra Bose at Pardis Technology Park in the University of Tehran's Science and Technology and interact with students at a Kendriya Vidyalaya branch in Tehran.

A boost in economic relations is also being expected with India looking forward to attract Iranian investments in the petroleum sector. The signing of the bilateral Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement and the Bilateral Investment Protection Agreement are also on the cards between the two countries.

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