The Secretary General of the D-8 Economic Cooperation Organization, Ambassador Isiaka Abdulqadir Imam, has unveiled his intention to establish a D-8 Youth Council to harness the potential of the young population of the member countries.
Isiaka, who is paying his first visit to the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, HE Seyed Ebrahim Raisi, at the Presidential Palace in Tehran on Tuesday, briefed the President on the various activities and initiatives of the D-8 Organization since taking office. function. office in January of this year.
He stressed that his vision, among others, was to prioritize increasing intra-D-8 trade, adding that he was also committed to improving the visibility of the organization in member countries through the implementation of projects, while efforts would be made to forge and strengthen the partnership. with selected international organizations.
Welcoming the Secretary-General to his office, President Raisi appreciated Ambassador Imam for his insightful vision of the D-8 organization and expressed Iran’s willingness to promote closer cooperation and share its knowledge, best practices and experiences in various sectors, where Iran has achieved tremendous success in recent years.
President Raisi further added that Iran is ready to share its experiences also in the field of scientific and technological research, especially in the fields related to nanotechnology, medical sciences and biotechnology. He, however, called on the D-8 Organization to explore its untapped potentials and promote knowledge-based economy among its members.
While expressing his immense gratitude for the audience granted to him by the President, the Secretary-General commended the Iranian Government’s unwavering commitment to the D-8 organization and its active participation in all its activities.
He noted that in recognition of Iran’s role in the D-8, the country hosts two of the most important D8-affiliated institutions, namely the D-8 International University in Hamedan and the Transfer and exchange of D-8 technologies in Tehran. .