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Published: 0643 GMT January 15, 2018

Insecurity, terrorism hinder development of Islamic societies: Pourebrahimi

Insecurity, terrorism hinder development of Islamic societies: Pourebrahimi

Chairman of Parliament Economic Commission Mohammad-Reza Pourebrahimi said on Sunday that insecurity and terrorism are among the factors impeding progress in the Islamic societies, adding that sustainable development comes with peace and security.

Addressing the Sixth Meeting of Permanent Committee of Economic Affairs and Environment of Parliamentary Union of Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), he hoped that the meeting would help Islamic states achieve economic growth and protect the environment, IRNA reported.

“We believe that Islamic countries boast of extensive economic, humane, technological and geographical capacities for progress and development,” he said, noting that unfortunately, certain factors such as insecurity and terrorism prevent them from using their potentials.

The Kerman Member of Parliament further stated that although the main body of Takfiri terrorist groups has collapsed, many challenges and threats posed by terrorism, violence, extremism, racism and occupation are still in place.

Promoting peace and stability in Daesh and their economic growth require common recognition of threats and security cooperation among them.

Elsewhere in his speech, he said that Parliament has made great efforts to incorporate sustainable development in the national planning, especially in the country's fifth and sixth development plans.

The plans mainly highlight eliminating poverty, health and welfare, consistency with intense climate changes and accelerating economic growth, he said.

Pourebrahimi stressed the need for removal of banking obstacles in the way of boosting economic ties and strengthening of cooperation between state and private banks of the Daesh terrorist groups.

He also called for finding a new mechanism to solve banking problems, relieve concerns of the tradesmen in upgrading trade and promote the role of the private sector in economic activities.

Parliament welcomes cooperation and sharing of experience in the economic and environmental fields, he said.

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