These remarks were made by Mohammad Ali Hassanzadeh, Deputy of Port and Economic Affairs of Ports and Maritime Organization, referring to the report published by the Secretariat of The Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (COMCEC) in 2019.

In its recent assessment, the Committee emphasized the effective role of the Ports and Maritime Organization in improving Iran's position in the transport sector projects.

Hassanzadeh pointed out that during the visit of COMCEC advisers to Iran and holding special meetings in the ports and maritime organization with the presence of the deputy of the port and economic affairs and the expert team of the organization, the report of  "Improving the assessment of transport projects in the Islamic Countries” was completed.

In addition, the relevant report was presented at the third meeting of the Task Force on Transport and Communications of COMCEC in the city of Ankara.

The Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (COMCEC) is one of four standing committees of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

Established in 1981, it serves as a multilateral economic and commercial cooperation forum in the Islamic world. The committee convenes annually at ministerial level in İstanbul under the Chairmanship of the President of the Republic of Turkey.

The organization defines its scope of cooperation by trade, transport, agriculture, tourism, poverty alleviation, and financial as well as private sector cooperation.