Iranian Diplomat, D-8 Chief Meet in Turkey
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Ambassador to Turkey Mohammad Ebrahim Taherian met with the secretary general of the D-8 Organization for Economic Cooperation, discussing various economic issues, including efforts to boost trade among the private sectors of the member states.
During the meeting in Istanbul on Saturday, D-8 Secretary General Seyed Ali Mousavi highlighted the important role of the organization in promoting regional cooperation, saying the group has major objectives like boosting intra-regional trade to $500 billion.
Leaders of the D-8 member states are resolved to increase the level of intra-regional trade and help bring about further convergence among the countries, he added.
Taherian, for his part, emphasized that in addition to its economic role, the Developing-8 can help boost peace, security and welfare of the region and the member states.
The Iranian diplomat also expressed the hope that the organization’s position would be further promoted through constructive and continuous efforts by its secretary general.
The D-8 Organization for Economic Cooperation is an organization for the development of cooperation among the following countries: Iran, Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Turkey.
The objectives of the D-8 are to improve member states’ position in the global economy, diversify and create new opportunities in trade relations, enhance participation in decision-making at international level, and improve standards of living.
The Organization for Economic Cooperation (D-8) is a forum with no adverse impact on bilateral and multilateral commitments of the member countries, emanating from their membership to other international or regional organizations, according to its official website.