EghtesadOnline: Head of Iran-Portugal parliamentary friendship group Mustafa Kavakebian said in Tehran on Sunday that considering long history of Iran-Portugal relations, parliamentary cooperation is promising for all-out expansion of bilateral ties.
Kavakebian made the remarks in meeting with Chairman of Portuguese Parliament's Trade and Foreign Policy Commission Sergio Sousa Pinto.
Kavakebian expressed the hope that parliamentary friendship groups, by relying on common points, try to increase and bolstera relations.
Sergio Sousa Pinto said Iran influences the Islamic world by its science, culture and art.
According to IRNA, he talked about vast impact of Iranian culture on Portugal and added that because of plenty of cultural commonalties, the two sides may increase their investment and accelerate parliamentary interaction, because parliamentary diplomacy may improve general policies of the two states.
He expressed the hope that trade exchanges between the two countries should reach the target level.