Thursday, August 19, 2004

Majlis speaker encourages ministers to shake hands with lawmakers

Majlis speaker encourages ministers to shake hands with lawmakers


TEHRAN (IRNA) -- Majlis Speaker Gholam-Ali Haddad Adel here Wednesday encouraged the ministers of President Mohammad Khatami's cabinet to shake hands and cooperate with the seventh Majlis lawmakers.

Speaking at the first meeting of lawmakers with cabinet members, he added that such cooperation will be beneficial to the government and nation.

Turning to the bill on the fourth development plan, he said that Majlis finds the third article of the bill dealing with the relationship between the National Iranian Oil Company and the government is so important that it deserves to be given a wider coverage.

Appreciating the cabinet's efforts on the occasion of the Government Week, he called on lawmakers to pay special attention to people's problems and point out the achievements of executive organizations.

He referred to keeping unity as the cornerstone of the national power and noted that if the government, Majlis and all those involved in the ruling system are unified many of the national problems can be solved.

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