TEHRAN (Iran News) – Gov’t Signs 175 Foreign Investment Projects. Government spokesman says that the President Seyed Ebrahim Raisi administration has signed 175 foreign investment projects with 21 counties worth 3.3 billion dollars.
Speaking in his presser and in response to a question on the new administration’s plan to develop economic ties with other countries within its first 100 days, Ali Bahadori Jahromi said Iran had attracted investment worth 280 million dollars during nearly four months.
Bahadori Jahromi added: “Despite sanctions, Iran, with its active diplomacy, succeeded at releasing its blocked foreign assets.”
He further highlighted Iran’s active foreign diplomacy, saying that the Raisi administration has gained promising results, including full membership of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), attending the 15th Summit of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO), and reaching an agreement signed on the gas swap.
He said that interacting with all countries, particularly the neighbors, is Iran’s priority.
The 2022 budget aims at controlling inflation, he said.
Also, he noted that the submitted budget plan intends to activate most of the private sectors.
The administration will complete all projects left undone and pursue eradicating poverty, the spokesman added.
Referring to Iran’s refineries, he said the budget plan intends to launch a refinery with 300,000 barrels of output per day, allocating 300 million dollars to develop the Abadan refinery to provide gas and increase export.
Highlighting the coronavirus mutations, he urged all people to observe the hygienic protocols still, though Iran has been successful in the nationwide vaccination.
On Vienna talks, he said Iran has a correct narration of the Vienna Talks, adding that all suggestions have been made in the framework of previous negotiations, adding that government is serious for removing illegal and cruel sanctions.
He referred to West as imposer of sanctions, saying those who leave the negotiating table will not be interested in presenting a correct narration of the negotiations and will use any tool to present false narrations.
If the West is after lifting sanctions, negotiations will be successful, he noted.
All suggestions made by the negotiating team are in the framework of the previous negotiations, Bahadori Jahromi said.
He said that in line with good interaction with neighbors, $268m worth of Iran assets were unfrozen.
Referring to positive messages from the Persian Gulf states, he lauded the Iranian government’s success with regard to foreign diplomacy.