Iran, UN review regional issues

IRNA – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a meeting with UN Under Secretary General Shamshad Akhtar discussed regional issues.

Asia and Pacific issues, like the importance of using regional capacities and the newly-emerging powers in the region for boosting cooperation in economy and infrastructures and promoting trade cooperation and investments in Asia were among topics discussed by both sides.

They also expressed concerns over multilateralism, destroying international and regional institutions and arrangements and creating new challenges in this case.

The importance of presenting initiatives by the United Nations; namely, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) to realize developmental aims and also launching Asian and Pacific Centre for the Development of Disaster Information Management (APDIM) in Tehran were among other issues reviewed in the meeting.

The center aims to provide ESCAP member-states with information on disasters, especially earthquake.

Akhtar is in Tehran to take part in the the 2nd Session of Governing Council of Asian and Pacific Centre for the Development of Disaster Information Management (APDIM) held in Tehran.