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President meets with OIC Secretary General

President Hassan Rouhani received Secretary General of Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu in his residence in New York on Wednesday.

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Wed 25 - September 2013 - 22:53

President Rouhani, by referring to the emergence of Islam phobia, underlined that the phenomenon has caused problems for relations between Islamic world and other countries.
President Rouhani said OIC is important since it can make Islamic countries close to each other and defend Islamic thought in the current world.
President Rouhani expressed Iran’s readiness for more cooperation with the OIC in different fields of education, science and technology as well as trade.
The OIC secretary general, by referring to the importance of the organization in international level said that the OIC is the second world organization with 50 member countries.
Ihsanoglu said that Iran is one of the member states with preferential trade in OIC, adding that in the year 2005, trade volume between member states was 200 billion dollars which reached 700 billion dollars in 2012.
Referring to good and growing cooperation of Iran with the OIC, Ihsanoglu expressed hope that other member countries cooperation with the organization develops more and more.

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