Minister stresses Iran’s determination to increase non-oil exports

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Minister of Economy Ali Tayyebnia underlined that the government plans to increase the volume and value of the country’s non-oil exports.

“Boosting non-oil exports and reducing reliance on oil are among economy ministry’s policies,” Tayyebnia said.

In December, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani underlined his government’s plans to boost non-oil exports to $50bln next year.

“One of the most important topics of the government’s economic plans is increasing non-oil exports and this growth will help our economy,” Rouhani said in Tehran, addressing an open session of the parliament in which he presented the budget bill for the next Iranian year (to start on March 21, 2015) to the legislative body.

“We hope to see a considerable share of non-oil exports next year and by continuing this trend, (the country’ revenues from) non-oil exports will surpass $50bln,” he added.

President Rouhani also said that the government is seriously pursuing development of the country’s infrastructures and increase of economic growth.

The value of Iran’s non-oil exports amounted to over $35 billion in the nine months of the current year, a report by the Customs Administration said.

By Fars News Agency
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