Rouhani appreciates Majlis for votes of confidence
President Hassan Rouhani expressed pleasure with Majlis’ votes of confidence to the four proposed ministers, saying that the Cabinet once again is fully ready to offer services to the Iranian noble people, IRNA reports.
Addressing a Cabinet session, he appreciated Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani, presiding board and MPs who debated qualifications of the nominees and approved all of them for the Cabinet vacancies.
Rouhani defended his nominees for the ministries of economy, cooperatives, industries and roads during an open session of parliament, stressing that they are highly qualified to help navigate the country through the current challenging time.
In an open session, Majlis discussed qualifications of the proposed ministers and gave votes of confidence to all the four nominees after a heated debate.
Reza Rahmani was elected as Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade with 203 votes in favor and Farhad Dejpasand took helm of Finance Ministry with 200 votes in favor.
Mohammad Eslami and Mohammad Shariatmadari won votes of confidence as ministers of roads and urban development and industry, mine and trade respectively.
Citing sufficient resolve and management, good record of services and preparedness as criteria for picking ministers, he said that the newly-appointed ministers should seize every opportunity for serving the people.
Commenting on his administration’s achievements, especially in the field of foreign policy which have led to the US isolation, Rouhani hailed Iran’s international legal achievements which are unparalleled.
He also called for deepening relations with regional states in a bid to overcome problems emanating from US enmities.