عنوان مقاله [English]
نویسنده [English]چکیده [English]
Today, the geographic factor of regional convergence has gained prominence in most
countries of the word. Considering the globalization of the world economy and the
need for more economic and political convergence among countries of a region, there
is hardly any country in the world that has not considered regional convergence in its
Countries located in a specific regional group can protect their interests eliminate
their weaknesses and problems more easily.
In Europe, regionalism has proven to be successful and many other areas of the
world are following its example. “Nafta” in North America, “Mercosur” in Latin
America, “Asean” in Southeast Asia, “SAARC” in South Asia, and a multitude of
other organizations all indicate countries’ interests in regionalism. Although in the
region of our country, there has been an organization for some time OPEC- it has
rarely met success since the member countries do not share common interests.
With the recent events in the Persian Gulf during the past two years, common
interests have arisen among the countries of this region-especially in the matter of
energy. It seems that by reducing the former conflicts, if the necessary steps are taken
towards economic and political convergence, regional and inter- regional co-operation
will be enhanced with organizations such as the world trade Organization in order to
reach our goals.