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EC chairman warns against being isolated

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Aug 9, IRNA
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Expediency Council (EC) Chairman Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani in a message addressing the inaugural ceremony of the `Information and Technology Service Bank' said that today, it is impossible to be an island separated and isolated from the rest of the world.

In his message, which was read at the ceremony on Wednesday, the EC chairman said, "In a world called International Village' on account of the broad-based information dissemination tools currently available, it is not possible to be isolated.

"We should go along with the world through gradual change from the current national and regional position to globalization, since otherwise the current gap between the Third World and the advance world can never be narrowed."
Underlining that international exchanges are unavoidable to achieve such a goal, he said that this needs special requirements, the most important being Information and Technology Service Bank.

"Iranian scientists and Hiboard E-Trade Promotion Co. have taken the preliminary measures to facilitate access to such a service," he added.

Rafsanjani hoped that given the country's' 20-year Vision Plan as a scientific and executive support, inauguration of such a bank will be an effective step enabling Iran to join all international bodies, including the World Trade Organization (WTO).

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