Iranian International Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has, in a digital speech on the nineteenth assembly of the D-8 Council of Ministers, expressed Tehran’s preparedness for nearer financial cooperation with different members of the D-8 Organisation for Financial Cooperation.
In his Wednesday speech, the Iranian international minister referred to the unprecedented problem of COVID-19 pandemic and its damaging impacts on the economies of D-8 member states, and mentioned the pandemic has taught us some worthwhile classes.
“We discovered that how a well being disaster can simply result in an financial disaster, a humanitarian disaster, an schooling disaster, a meals safety disaster, an inequality disaster (to call just a few), leaving a disproportionate toll on growing and least developed nations,” he famous.
Zarif additionally pointed to the US merciless sanctions towards the Iranian nation amid the coronavirus outbreak and mentioned one other optimistic lesson we discovered from the time of pandemic was “how a world disaster can unleash the blessings of solidarity amongst nations” and the way nations can improve their cooperation at a time of disaster.
In one other a part of his speech, the Iranian international minister mentioned facilitation and enlargement of commerce, promotion of transport hyperlinks, reinforcement of tourism, and tapping into the technological and human capitals, particularly these of the youth, are priorities for cooperation among the many D-8 member states.
He additionally expressed Tehran’s preparedness for severe cooperation in these fields.
The assembly of the Council of Ministers of the D-8, chaired by the international minister of Bangladesh and attended by the international ministers of Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Turkey, was held forward of the tenth Leaders’ Summit of the D-8 Group.
The Leaders’ Summit, which is to be held nearly on Thursday, April 8, 2021, will probably be attended by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, and chaired by the prime minister of Bangladesh.