Istanbul Hosts D-8 Trade Ministers Council Meeting

Istanbul Hosts D-8 Trade Ministers Council Meeting

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – An unofficial meeting of the D-8 trade ministers was held in Istanbul, Turkey, on the sidelines of the meeting of the Trade Committee of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

In this meeting, Iran’s Deputy Minister of Industry, Mines and Trade and Head of the Trade Promotion Organization of Iran (TPOI) Mehdi Zeyghami explained the clarification of the status and approach of Iran on the promotion of foreign relations especially with D-8 member states.

He termed Iran’s membership in the BRICS group of emerging economies and the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) as an indicator of Iran’s firm determination to develop economic relations with the member states.

During the meeting, the member states emphasized the need for developing cooperation in trade and economic fields, implementing trade agreements and using bartering tools and e-commerce to enhance the level of trade cooperation.

Iran’s deputy minister of industry also held talks with Turkey’s minister of trade and deputy trade minister to discuss bilateral ties and issues of mutual interests, IRNA reported.

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