Iranian private sector can neutralize US sanctions - trade official
Tehran, Iran, Oct.25
If the government provides the private sector with necessary facilities, the impact of the sanctions will be reduced and even neutralized, the vice Chairman of the Iran Chamber of Commerce Mir-Mohammad Sadeghi told Trend.
Referring to a meeting between members of Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (ICCIMA) and three President Hassan Rouhani’s proposed Ministers of labor, and social welfare, industry and trade and economy he said that, the members of the Chamber expressed their willingness to work with the ministers to solve the economic problems created by foreigners.
On October 22, the nominated Minister of Economy and Finance, Farhad Dejpasand, the nominated minister of cooperatives, labor and social welfare Mohammad Shariatmadari and the nominated minister of industry, mining and trade Reza Rahmani were present in a joint meeting with members of Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (ICCIMA).
“The nominated ministers also promised to remove barriers of exports and production, as well as to solve the economic problems of the people,” said Sadeghi.
"Unfortunately, there are problems and issues that put pressure on people,” he said. “Rahmani, Dejpasand and Shariatmadari have announced that they are taking steps to solve these problems.”
Sadeghi went on to say that this meeting reflects the respect for the private sector.
Although the holding a joint meeting with the members of chamber of commerce before parliament is a tradition, it is a sign of respect for the private sector, he said.
“Proposed ministers referred to some of their plans for the joint session in parliament which were welcomed by the Chamber of Deputies,” Sadeghi said.
Referring to the role of the private sector in reducing the impact of sanctions, he said that if the government cooperates and provides the necessary facilities to this section, then the problems with sanctions will be reduced and even neutralized.