• Wed / 14 August 2019 / 12:37
  • Category: Politics
  • News Code: 98052311291
  • Journalist : 71593

Iran-UNIDO cooperation advancing


Tehran (ISNA) – The main purpose of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is to improve and accelerate the process of industrial development in developing countries or transition economies and advancing international industrial relations, Managing Director of UNIDO, Philippe Scholtès said.

In a meeting with deputy of Training, Research and Technology of Iran’s Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade, Scholtès said, “Fortunately cooperation between Iran and UNIDO is increasing”.

“One of the most important goals of the organization is creating grounds for sustainable and comprehensive development for 100 member states of UNIDO,” he added.

UNIDO programs are already underway in its member states and pursue industrial development, competitive product, suitable use of resources and technology advancement, Scholtès said.

The director said, his tow-day visit to Iran is concentrated on plans and measures in line with cooperation between UNIDO and Iran’s Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade.

During the meeting, the deputy of Training, Research and Technology of Iran’s Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade mentioned the capabilities of expert human resource, saying, “Iran has the required capacity to advance industrial cooperation with UNIDO and other countries”.

Scholtès arrived for a 2-day visit to Iran on Monday 12 August. The Managing Director of UNIDO is the most senior official of UNIDO who has visited Iran since 2008. The Purpose of UNIDO high-ranking mission to Iran is to enhance the technical assistance cooperation between Iran and UNIDO within the framework of UNIDO Country Programme for Iran (2017-2022).

Iran and UNIDO has been partners for promoting sustainable and inclusive development in Iran for six decades since 1966. UNIDO Iran’s office projects and programmes cover mostly areas such as environmental protection, resource efficiency, green industry and employment which are also among national industrial development priorities in the Sixth Five-Year Economic, Cultural, and Social Development Plan for 1396-1400 (2016 – 2021).

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