0151 GMT February 16, 2019
In a meeting with his Bulgarian counterpart on the sidelines of a conference of Eurasian states' parliaments in Antalya, Turkey, Larijani underlined the need for implementing the idea of establishing an Iran-Bulgaria joint fund to support production and expand trade ties, reported Tasnim News Agency.
Iran's private companies can help Bulgaria in heavy industries, Larijani said.
For her part, the Bulgarian speaker, Tsveta Karayancheva, said ties with Iran are top on the agenda of the European Union, adding that her country seeks to make use of Iran's transportation capacity and corridors.
Accompanied by a delegation of Iranian lawmakers, Larijani took part in the Third Meeting of Speakers of Eurasian Countries' Parliaments in Antalya from October 8-10.
The conference was attended by 20 parliament speakers and parliamentary delegations from 17 Asian and European nations.
The first and second editions of the conference were held in Russia and South Korea, respectively.