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News > Ambassador Gharibabadi in a meeting with DG of OFID: necessity of transferring technical knowledge to countries in need


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Ambassador Gharibabadi in a meeting with DG of OFID: necessity of transferring technical knowledge to countries in need

Kazem Gharibabadi, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the I. R. of Iran to International Organizations in Vienna, stated in a meeting with Dr. Abdul Hamid Al-Khalifa, the new Director General of OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) that the Islamic Republic of Iran, as one of the main and founding members of OFID, has always been supporting the organization, its goals and activities and is ready to develop and strengthen cooperation during his term of office. He added that OFID is the most important development organizations in the world, run by developing countries, which themselves are also in need of support. Gharibabadi also highlighted the high scientific and industrial capacities of Iran, especially in development and implementation of various projects in countries in need, and announced Iran's readiness to assist OFID in this regard. He also recommended OFID, to design programs for the transfer of technical know-how to the countries in need, in addition to granting loans and grants to them.

The new Director General of OFID expressed that the Islamic Republic of Iran is one of the founders and main members of the organization and has always played a very important and active role in the organization. He welcomed the suggestion to use technical capacities of the member states to implement OFID projects, pointed out that specific and targeted assistance to countries is very important, and announced that the OFID is already working on some approaches in this regard. Lastly, Dr. Al-Khalifa stressed that as a basic principle, the aid to countries is not at all connected with political goals, and the organization is always trying to avoid politicism.


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