Terrorism, sanctions, drug trafficking common threats

IRNA – The Chairman of the Committee for the Expansion of Communications and Strengthening of Inter – Regional Cooperation stressed that terrorism and extremism, inter-regional interventions, sanctions, intimidation and drug trafficking are among the common threats of regional countries.

At the second conference hosting parliament speakers from Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan, Turkey, China and Russia, Kazem Jalali noted, ‘Representatives from the countries of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, the People’s Republic of China, the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Russian Federation, the Turkish Republic and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan attended the committee.’

Jalali stated that at the meeting, representatives of all member-states participated actively in discussions and raised their points of view on the issue of boosting economic cooperation between the six countries.

He pointed out that the meeting also dealt with the challenges of the six countries in the economic sphere, affirming that sanctions should not prevent regional cooperation.

There are natural resources and minerals, oil and gas and energy, transport and transit, tourism, scientific, cultural and academic exchanges, human capacities in the fields of youth, women, the educated and labor are among the joint capacities of six countries, he stressed.