VP urges rise in Iran’s non-oil exports

Tasnim – Iranian First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri described a jump in the non-oil exports as a panacea for the country’s economic problems.

In remarks on Monday, Jahangiri said the promotion of non-oil exports is of paramount importance to the country’s economy in the current Iranian year.

All Iranian organizations engaged in the exports must join hands to meet the target of $41 billion in non-oil exports in the current year, he noted.

Describing the non-oil exports as the most important economic driver, the vice president said expansion of non-oil exports will stimulate growth in production, employment, and supply of currency, and will contribute to the settlement of many problems.

The executive organizations must recognize that their main duty in the current year is to remove the obstacles in the way of promotion of non-oil exports, Jahangiri noted.

In January, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said the national income has gone up thanks to a rise in the exports of non-oil goods.

In a new year message in March, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei stressed the need for a further surge in the national production with the participation of all organizations and sectors, saying, “Officials should act in a way that production will witness a surge, God willing, and that there will be a tangible change in the lives of the people.”