Iran’s president-elect meets former president Hashemi Rafsanjani
Azerbaijan, Baku, Jun.22/ Trend R.Zamanov
Iran's president-elect Hassan Rohani held a meeting with the chairman of the Expediency Council Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.
During the meeting, former president Hashemi Rafsanjani congratulated Rohani for winning the presidential race, the Fars News Agency reported.
He said that the people's support is great help for the next administration.
Rafsanjani expressed hope that the next president will be able to solve the country's economic problems as well as establish constructive relations with foreign countries.
Rohani for his part invited all the political parties and figures to help the next administration to meet the demands of the Iranian nation.
Hashemi Rafsanjani said on June 19 that oil income should be channeled into the production sector and a portion of it should be reserved to deal with critical situations, ILNA reported.
Through employing efficient and experienced manpower, the country's needs in the industry and trade sectors should be met, he added.
Unfortunately, in recent years, oil income has been mostly used to import goods instead of supporting domestic producers, Rafsanjani said.
Rafsanjani also expressed hope that the change in the political management of the country would help resolve problems in the mentioned sectors.
Rafsanjani had registered for the 11th presidential candidate but was disqualified by the Guardian Council.
The disqualification of Rafsanjani for the presidential elections caused many reactions from the society. Rafsanjani said that a security official had attended the Guardian Council meeting and convinced members to disqualify him under the pretext of unfit physical condition.
Iran's eleventh presidential elections were held on June 14. On Saturday, Reformist candidate Hassan Rohani was officially named as Iran's next president with 50.7 per cent of the votes.