TEHRAN (Iran News) – The Director-General of Ministry of Labor, Cooperatives and Social Welfare for International Affairs Hamed Forouzan says the main strategy if the ministry is to boost economic relations and expansion of international trade markets with the regional states.
Forouzan said that in line with reaching the top of the ranking in the region in terms of economy, reinforcing commercial relations, exports to neighboring countries, support from labor and Iranian capital, and expansion of international trade markets for Iranian goods are of the main goals of the ministry.
He went on to say that major part of Iran’s important economic capacities is 15 neighboring states which has population over 560m and they are very close to 25 countries in the region. He added that countries like China, India and Russia are among these countries and they actually and potentially have a big market for inter-regional trade.
Forouzan stated that existing capacities in the labor, cooperatives and social welfare ministry include petrochemical industry, steel, social services, agro and foodstuff sectors, pharmaceutical, concrete, transportation, cellulose industry and tourism which can be good grounds for increasing forex revenues of the country and boosting economic boom in the country.
He also pointed to the national and international achievements of Martyr Genera Qasem Soleimani in the field of international economy relations and sated that activation of transit route to Syria, Mediterranean Sea and Africa, reinforcing big market of exports of goods and engineering, social and technical services, economic union of Iran, Iraq and Syria, revival of the Silk Road in the West Asia, forming headquarters for promoting economic relations in the region and revival of economy-centered diplomacy have been of major achievements of Martyr Soleimani for sublime of the position of Islamic-Iran economy.
Forouzan then reminded that removal of executive hurdles, support of exporters’ rights in the target countries and supervising it in the international bodies, using modern methods of active marketing with cooperation of economic enterprises of the ministry as well as attracting foreign investment for participation in the technology and innovation projects and easing provision of effective capital goods in the production are all on the agenda of the ministry.