Iran to host 16th ICCI General Assembly meeting.
He said, "At the end of session, it was decided that the 15th meeting of ICCI would be held in October 2012, in Karachi, Pakistan, and the 16th one would be hosted Iran in its Tehran city".
Focusing on the issues discussed at the 14th meeting of the OIC member countries chambers of commerce and industries, Nahavandian reiterated, "The participants at this gathering, held in the presence of Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arnich, and the Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Ekmeleddin Ihsan Oglu, the amendments of the ICCI Letter of Association were approved."
Mohammad Nahavandian said among the amendments made, there was electing the members of this Chambers Board of Managers based on geographical regions.
"According to the articles of the new Letter of Association of the ICCI, also the participants in this gathering agreed that the head of the Islamic Countries Chamber of Commerce and Industries would be appointed for maximum two four-year terms, and thus the unlimited chairmanship of the chamber was annulled" he added.
Nahavandian further reiterated, "The participants at the ICCI General Assembly also announced their agreement with membership of the Muslim members of non-Islamic countries' chambers and trade unions at the ICCI."
He reiterated, "At this gathering Iran also proposed that the OIC would have a tourism and health association, and it was decided that the details on the establishment of such an organ would be handed out among the 18 OIC member countries' representatives.
The head of Iran's Chamber of Commerce and Industries referred to the active presence of representatives from Libya and Afghanistan at the gathering, reiterating, "Thus far the representatives of Afghanistan and Libya had a marginal presence at such gatherings, but this time they were quite dynamic."
He also stressed the need for more Muslim countries to play an important role in the world economy. "Only Indonesia, Turkey and Saudi Arabia represent Muslim countries in the G-20.
By working together, cooperatively, we can ensure mutual benefits and become the voice of 1.5 billion Muslims," he added.
Hisarciklioglu said there are plenty of opportunities to conduct trade and added that establishing a transportation network within the region is necessary for commodity transportation.