President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz will pay an official visit to Tehran next Saturday at the head of a parliamentary delegation.
Schulz will arrive in Tehran on November 7 and hold talks with several high-ranking Iranian officials on his day-long visit.
President Rouhani, Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, and Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli are among the top officials Schulz is scheduled to meet.
He will also hold talks with Kazem Jalali, the head of parliament’s research center, and Mohammad Javad Larijani, the head of judiciary’s human rights committee.
The German EP president had been scheduled to visit Tehran on October 12, but his trip was postponed.
The European Parliament (EP) is the directly elected parliamentary institution of the European Union (EU). Together with the Council of the European Union and the European Commission, it exercises the legislative function of the EU.
The EP is composed of 751 (previously 766) members, who represent the second largest democratic electorate in the world (after the Parliament of India) and the largest trans-national democratic electorate in the world (375 million eligible voters in 2009).