TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior Greek legislator voiced the readiness of his country's parliament to expand ties with Iran.
First Vice President of the Parliament of Greece George Sourlas made the remarks during a meeting with visiting Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for European Affairs Mehdi Safari Tuesday night.
The legislator further stressed the important position of Iran in the Middle East as a regional power and said the Greek parliament deemed it very important to promote ties with the Iranian parliament, the Islamic republic news agency reported.
He also invited members of the Iran-Greece friendship group in the Iranian parliament to visit Greece and welcomed a call to visit Iran from his Iranian counterpart.
Safari, too, pointed to the very good ties existing between the two countries and said expansion of ties between the Iranian and Greek parliaments would serve to further consolidate mutual relations.
Safari is also scheduled to meet Greek Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis later on Wednesday to discuss issues of mutual interest, present situation in the Middle East and ways of expanding bilateral relations with her.