During the 16th ECO summit, the Iranian president stated that an important and effective step should be taken to implement the instructions contained in "Eco Vision 2025" regarding the creation of a free trade zone in Eco.

Iran PressIran news: The summit is held in Tashkent on November 8-9 with the participation of delegations from Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Iran, and Türkiye.

Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi called the smooth trade as the prerequisite for regional convergence and successful economic interactions. 

The Iranian president voiced Iran's unconditional support for the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO), saying Tehran is decisive in providing more energy and fuel to prosper the cooperations. 

Fruitful cooperation, ECO members' participation, and the productivity of the ECO have labeled the bloc as one of the "most authentic bodies" for regional economic cooperation. 

Iran's President, Seyed Ebrahim Raisi enlisted population, natural resources, geopolitical advantage, productive culture, and shared identities as the bases that have formed the bloc's uniqueness. 

The last part of the president's speech was about the Zionist war crimes in the Gaza Strip. 

In order to commemorate the martyrs of Gaza, President Raisi interrupted his speech for a few minutes and asked the participants to pay tribute. 219

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