Iran urges Asian countries to join hands to build a prosperous region.
Iranian President, Hassan Rouhani, made the remarks in an address to the second summit of the inter-governmental organization of the Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD,) which gathered 34 Asian heads of state and senior officials in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand.
President Rouhani said Asia’s future belongs to our children, and its efflorescence hinges on a more dynamic and stable bond forming among the continent’s nations. The Iranian chief executive further pledged an active role on the part of Iran in the production chain, the expansion of new markets for, and the consistent supply of energy on the back of the country’s 2015 nuclear agreement with the P5+1 group of countries.
“Given the nuclear agreement and the removal of the imposed sanctions, the Iranian economy promises remarkable growth in the years to come,” Rouhani said.
Tehran, he said, has set a midterm goal of reaching eight-percent economic growth each year.
The Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) is an intergovernmental cooperation framework founded in 2002 to promote Asian cooperation at a continental level and to help integrate separate regional organizations.
Release Date: 10/26/2016