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President: Energy, key issue for interacting with world

Tehran, Feb 17, IRNA – President Hassan Rouhani said Monday that energy plays a key role in interacting with the world based on national interests of all countries.

The President made the remarks in a meeting with Minister of Oil Bijan Namdar Zanganeh during his unexpected visit to the Oil Ministry.

The meeting was also attended by senior officials of the ministry.

President Rouhani said he was to become closely familiar with the achievements and problems of the Oil Ministry regarding its key role in national development.

Today, Iran has the world’s largest gas resources, he said, adding that the country enjoys the largest oil resources in the entire globe.

The President reiterated that the country is ˈpresently in a condition that has to become stronger so that it can boost its international relations based on its national interests.ˈ

He also called for the assistance of the Oil Ministry to the government to overcome problems in the field of environment.

President Rouhani further appreciated efforts made by officials and staff of the Oil Ministry aimed at meeting the energy demands of the nation.



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