VP Urges Exporters to Return Forex Into National Economy
IRAN NEWS ECONOMIC DESK
TEHRAN – First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri yesterday urged the exporters to return forex earned from exports to the national economy.
Speaking at a ceremony marking the national Industry, Mine and Trade Day, Jahangiri felicitated the day, adding that the country is experiencing one of its toughest and critical era as it is challenging with the U.S. unilateral and cruel sanctions and the outbreak of Coronavirus.
He further said Americans thought they could make Iran economy collapse but the government changed its policies based on the condition and a wise politician should adopt policies to fit with conditions and the plots.
Jahangiri noted that currently, Iran’s policy is to resist against the pressures and to find mechanism to decrease pressure on the people.
He added that the 12th government under President Hassan Rouhani has created some 3.5 million jobs.
Pointing out that protecting the health of people and their livelihood is a top priority of the government, Jahangiri said that the government makes every effort to maintain the existing jobs during these tough times.
He said the Coronavirus has affected all economic, social, political and cultural sectors worldwide but Iranians have resisted against it proudly and will continue resistance.
He noted that foreign policy is determinant in the industrial and economic policies.
Jahangiri also called exporters as the soldiers of the economic war front line as they are involved in fighting against the Americans and should be praised.
He said need of forex is one of the pressures during the sanctions and coronavirus era, and provision of forex for the country while the pressures of sanctions on oil exports is high and it is on the shoulder of exporters.
He said the country expects exporters to return their forex earned through exports into the national economy.
He reiterated that industry sector shone during the Coronavirus pandemic era as the producers did miracle in four months by multiplying the products.
Jahangiri said the government has created 500,000 jobs per year despite restricted sources. He further said Iran is a rich country with abundant wealth and it is among ten countries in terms of its metal mines.
Meanwhile in a Monday evening meeting with members of the Iranian Chamber of Commerce, Jahangiri said the U.S. government had plans for economic collapse of Iran through harsh and targeted sanctions, but the plot has ended in total failure.
“By the grace of God and with resistance from the great Iranian nation and the determination of all officials and the private sector, the American objective resulted in failure,” the vice president added.
While the outbreak of coronavirus has dealt a heavy blow to the world’s major and large economies, the pandemic, coupled with the sanctions, has harmed Iran’s economy as well, Jahangiri noted, saying the Iranian economy has been able to withstand the pressures and is going to overcome the problems.
“What is important is that all of us would try to help the country get through such difficult stage with success,” he noted.
The vice president also praised the Iranian private sector, exporters and importers for serving the country’s economy, saying the administration is doing its utmost to support and empower the private sector.