Iran: Regional States, Formations to Shape World's Future
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian President Seyed Ebrahim Rayeesi said that the future of the world and region will be shaped by regional countries and organizations, as a growing number of states across the globe have rejected unilateralism and coercion.
Rayeesi made the remarks in a meeting with Secretary-General of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) Kairat Sarybay in Tehran on Tuesday.
Iran's president judged the course of international developments to be headed towards multilateralism, stating, "With the [underway] decline of unilateralism in the world, it is [rather] the countries of the region and regional organizations that determine the future of [both] the region and the world."
The Iranian chief executive noted that CICA holds profuse and manifold capacities that could be used towards the enhancement of interaction among its members.
He also laid emphasis on the need for the existence of sustainable communication among the body's member states.
President Rayeesi hoped that the member states' contribution and expansion of the activities of the body's secretariat would give way to further fortification of CICA's standing.
He concluded his remarks by expressing Tehran's readiness to share its experiences, especially in the field of science and technology, economic development, and fighting terrorism and organized crime, with the body's other members, and stressed the importance of reinforcement of intra-regional corridors.
Sarybay, for his part, commended Iran's role in hosting the forum's various events, especially those that concern economic development and fighting terrorism.
He hailed Iran's progress in various fields, including science and technology, and urged that Tehran share its experience in those areas with the other countries that member CICA.
The official expressed delight over a decision made by the heads of state of CICA's member countries to establish a fund aimed at assisting the body's constituent states as well as enhancement of interaction among them. He also voiced gratitude towards Iran for its contribution in these areas.
Iranian officials say the future of the world will not witness unilateralism, and multilateralism will spread across the globe. They have asked independent states to challenge the US hegemony in the region and around the world, and stressed that domineering behavior is not just special to Democrats or Republicans but in the nature of American policies.