0146 GMT August 18, 2022
Raeisi was speaking in a meeting with D-8 Secretary General Isiaka Abdulkadir Imam in Tehran.
The president said it’s Iran’s policy to expand cooperation with the regional and international organizations as well as world countries, Iran Front Page reported.
Raeisi added that D-8 members have a huge potential for increasing trade and transit of goods, noting that this potential has not been realized fully.
He said it’s necessary to increase trade exchanges between the organization’s members.
Raeisi maintained that the US does not want independent countries to grow so that they remain dependent on the global arrogance.
The D-8 secretary general, for his part, described Iran as an active member of the group.
He said two key bodies of D-8 are stationed in Iran’s capital Tehran and Hamedan, western Iran.
Imam added two priorities of D-8 during his tenure as secretary general of the group is to take account of population capacity for members and to increase trade between them.
The D-8 developing bloc was founded in 1997 based on an initiative by Turkey. It promotes development cooperation among member states that are Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Bangladesh.