, originally known as the Asian Legal Consultative Committee (ALCC), was established on 15 November 1956.
Speaking to Saba, al-Rassas said that he had briefed the participants in AALCO meeting on the measures taken by Yemen to combating terrorism and fighting corruption in addition to practical steps taken in the legislative sides and approving conventions and treaties associated with this area.
Al-Rassas noted that the participants had elected a new secretary-general of the AALCO succeeding the present Secretary-General Wafiq Kamil, his tenure will expire in August.
Danesh Yazdi called for cooperation among the AALCO
members to this end, and invited the Asian and African countries to increase their interactions to create a balance in the international legal system and trends.
It is worth mentioning that the AALCO
was established in the 50s as per a decision by Bandung Conference in Indonesia.
Pourmohammadi met judicial representatives of Palestine, Lebanon, Sri Lanka, the UAE and Jordan in Tehran on the sidelines of the 53rd Annual Meeting of AALCO.
During his bilateral meetings, the Iranian justice minister reiterated Iran's resolve to further expand its relations with AALCO countries.
The 53rd AALCO annual meeting started work in Tehran on Monday in the presence of Iranian Vice-President for Legal Affairs Elham Aminzadeh.
The upcoming meeting of the AALCO is specially sensitive given the current conflicts and violence in the region as the legal issues related to extremism and violence will be discussed and studied by the members as the special issue of the meeting," Araqchi said.
She noted that AALCO can help the United Nations to achieve its peace and security objectives and its most important tool for such issues is international law and not exercising military force, using financial capacities or political influence.
She said AALCO has displayed that peaceful coexistence can be attained in Africa and Asia only through law.
The 53rd annual meeting of the AALCO
is due to be held in Tehran on September 15 to 18," Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Seyed Abbas Araqchi announced on Monday.