Rohani: Meeting urgent economic needs will be first priority
Azerbaijan, Baku, Jun.17/ Trend F.Eminli
Iranian president-elect Hassan Rohani has said that meeting urgent economic needs of the country, including the supply of staple foods will be the top priority of his administration.
In his first news conference after being elected as the new president, Rohani emphasized the need for taking advantage of all the existing facilities.
He also said that the liquidity growth should be curbed and be channeled into the production sector in order to reduce the inflation the jobless rates.
Regarding foreign policies, Rohani said that his administration will provide opportunities for interaction with other countries based on respecting mutual interests.
According to the International Monetary Fund, Iran's economy decreased by 1.9 percent in 2012. The value of the country's currency, the rial, also decreased by 40 percent in 2012. According to the Iranian Central Bank, the country's inflation was above 30 percent in the previous year.