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Leader Urges Cooperation among D8 Members.

Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei praised cooperation among the eight developing Islamic states (D8), saying it can serve as a role model for the Muslim world.

"Cooperation among the eight countries can serve as a role model for all Muslim countries, and the continuation of industrial cooperation will undoubtedly have positive effects on the world of Islam as well as the member countries," Ayatollah Khamenei said, addressing the participants of the D8 Ministerial Summit in Tehran.He also touched on the common cultural and religious grounds among the D8 countries, and added that these countries enjoy highly strategic positions as well as great energy resources.Ayatollah Khamenei stated that Iran has supported cooperation among Islamic countries since the establishment of the D8, and added, "The Islamic Republic of Iran is ready to share its scientific and industrial achievements with Muslim countries."The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution said that the domineering powers use knowledge and industry to dominate other countries, and added that Islamic countries should try to achieve an appropriate position through mutual cooperation and using their manpower and natural resources.Ayatollah Khamenei also stressed the need for the implementation of the agreements signed at the Tehran summit, and said, "The eight member countries should feel duty bound to carry out these agreements. And they should move towards increasing cooperation and industrial progress through religious faith and reliance on God."

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Date:Mar 3, 2010
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