Iran to Promote E-commerce in West Asia

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According to an announcement by Iranian Deputy Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade Mohammad Sadeq Mofatteh, the Islamic Republic has plans to assume a central role in west Asian e-commerce. Iran will attempt to position itself as founder of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) organisation, to guide the development of e-commerce amongst ECO member states (comprising Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kyrgyzstan, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Turkey).

Mofatteh said: “Over the past three years, Iran has managed, by procuring the electronic commerce infrastructure, to be a pioneer in this field among the West Asian countries. Now it is trying to develop e-commerce on the basis of exchanging trade documents by electronic means, among ECO member states in West Asia.”

The Iranian deputy minister announced that Iran will host the first regional conference on trade facilitation and electronic business on May 21-25 on the Iranian Persian Gulf island of Kish.

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