Iran ready to share achievements with D-8: President
During a meeting with D-8 Secretary General Isiaka Abdulqadir Imam, held in Tehran on Monday, President Ebrahim Raisi stressed Iran’s cooperation policy with regional and international organizations.
Highlighting the progress made by young Iranian researchers in the National Science and Technology Parks, the President said, “Iran can share its technological and knowledge-based achievements with D-8 members.”
He also underscored the need to increase trade among D-8 members, saying the organization’s capacity for increased trade and transit of goods has gone unused.
The Iranian president further criticized the opposition of the United States to the progress of developing countries, saying that Washington was trying to keep these nations dependent on hegemony.
For his part, Abdulqadir Imam hailed Iran as an active member of the D-8, saying that the Iranian cities of Tehran and Hamedan host two major D-8 institutions.
He also noted that the D-8 has adopted policies aimed at increasing trade among member states.
The D-8 Economic Cooperation Organization consists of eight developing Muslim countries, including Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan and Turkey. The organization was established in 1997 with the aim of boosting the level of development and prosperity in member states and achieving a high position in the global economy. The headquarters of D-8 is located in Istanbul.