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Khazaei calls for removal of unilateral economic sanctions against developing countries

Mohammad Khazaei, the former ambassador and permanent member of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations and the advisor to the Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance of Iran, spoke at the UN Conference on Financing for Development, calling for the removal of unilateral economic, commercial, and financial sanctions against developing countries.

(SHADA: TEHRAN) -- Pointing to the increasing challenges of the multilateralism and the multilateral economic, commercial and financial system, Khazaei said: The international community should make arrangements as soon as possible to eliminate all forms of unilateral economic, commercial and financial violent action, including unlawful and unjust sanctions against developing countries.

He considered such unilateral measures, which are contrary to international law and the Charter of the United Nations, as the violation of the right to achieve sustainable economic and social development.

The advisor to the Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance of our country, in another part of his speech, stressed the importance of international trade as a driver for development, emphasizing the need to strengthen the multilateral, open, normative, non-discriminatory, equal, inclusive and transparent global trading system with a fair and equitable participation of all countries.

Khazaei further called for the removal of existing barriers to the transfer of knowledge and technology to developing countries, which is essential for achieving the goals of sustainable development.

In the end, he pointed to the necessity of using international development resources to eradicate poverty in the world, and said any development policy should be subject to national priorities and national development strategies.

The annual Conference on Financing for Development is taking place at the UN headquarters in New York from 15-18 April, and the ministers of economy, finance and development of countries attend the summit to discuss and exchange their views.