The Ministerial meeting of Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) stated in Jakarta, Indonesia, with Iran’s deputy FM Abbas Araghchi and Valyollah Mohammadi, Iran’s ambassador in Jakarta, attending the meeting.
In the meeting, with the motto of marine strength and cooperation for peace, stability, and prosperity of Indian Ocean’s marginal countries, Araghchi said that lifting some sanctions after Iran’s nuclear deal (JCPOA) has paved the way for increasing economic cooperation between the member countries of IORA organization, specially in Persian Gulf.
Pointing to the significance of IORA as an influential organization in global changes, Araghchi called for strengthening cooperation between the member countries in terms of IORA’s 6 priorities specially in business and investment field.
The organization currently has 21 members including Iran, South Africa, Australia, Bangladesh, Comoros, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mozambique, Oman, United Arabic Emirates, Seychelles, Singapore, Somalia, Sir Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, and Yemen.
US, UK, Japan, Germany, France, and China are 7 talking partner countries in IORA.
16 members of IORA take part in a meeting held on Tuesday at the level of top officials such as president, vice presidents, and prime minister, and Mohammad Javad Zarif will attend the meeting on behalf of Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani.