At president's order through videoconferencing;

22 infrastructural, economic projects open in West Azerbaijan Province

President Hassan Rouhani ordered the opening of 22 infrastructural and economic projects in West Azerbaijan Province.

President at the opening ceremony of water and soil resources development projects:

Iran’s development today the result of unity among all ethnic groups, minorities/ Opening major projects decisive response to those who think Iranian nation yields to them under pressure/ Pressures may make situation tough, but Iranian nation won’t yield to bullies

President described Iran’s current development the result of unity among all ethnic groups and minorities, saying, “Opening of major projects is our decisive response to those who think that the Iranian nation yields to them under pressure”.

In the presence of Dr Rouhani through videoconferencing;

Water, soil resources development projects start operation in West Azerbaijan

Water and soil resources development projects started operation in border areas of West Azerbaijan Province in the presence of Dr Rouhani through videoconferencing.

Karam Abad Storage Dam starts filling in Dr Rouhani’s presence

The filling of Karam Abad Dam in Poldasht County, West Azerbaijan Province began at President Hassan Rouhani’s order.

In order to open infrastructural, economic projects;

President arrives in Maku, West Azerbaijan

President arrived in Maku County, West Azerbaijan Province in order to open infrastructural and economic projects.

President in a meeting with clerics and seminarians:

Clergy pioneer in defending national interests, World of Islam/ Gov’t trying to help low income classes more/ All authorities unanimous about resisting US, sanctions/ We’ll open 4-trillion-toman project in West Azerbaijan Province

President described the role of the clergy in defending the national interests of the country and the World of Islam remarkable, saying, “The clergy have always had a valuable role in religion, science and culture, as well as guiding people and reducing discords in the society”.

President instructs executive organs to facilitate domestic, foreign investment

President of the Islamic Republic of Iran instructed executive organs to facilitate the process of domestic and foreign investment and remove the unnecessary obstacles, especially redundant regulations.

President in a meeting with students and the young:

We’ve overcome hardships wherever we had young generation/ Youth NGOs have increased to 2600 from 100 in this gov’t/ No power higher than our nation, young generation/ Today, gov’t approved bill to back start-ups, technology-related businesses

Speaking on Sunday evening in a cordial meeting with a number of students and the young, President said, “May 19 is the reminiscent of the Iranian nation and the young generation’s massive turnout in elections”.

In a cabinet session chaired by President Rouhani;

Instructions for backing start-ups in digital economy approved/ “National Document of Good Work and Employment Policies Based on Good Work” approved

The Council of Ministers convened on Sunday evening and discussed and approved the Document on Development of Digital Economy to support start-ups working in the ICT sector.

President in a meeting with practitioners of the arts and culture:

Artists should strengthen social asset through arts/ Hope of future, vitality our society’s current needs/ We’ll never yield to enemies’ bullying behaviour/ We favour logic, negotiation

Stressing the important role of culture and art, especially during the current critical conditions of the country, President said, “The most important need of our current society is hope of future and vitality”.

At the session of Supreme Council of Economic Coordination;

‘Facilitating Production’ project approved to boost production/ ICT minister reports on communication technologies

The Supreme Council of Economic Coordination convened on Saturday in a session that was chaired by President Rouhani, and with heads of Judicial and Legislative branches taking part.

President appoints Mr Baqeri Asl as ‘Secretary of Executive Council of Information Technology’

President Hassan Rouhani appointed Mr Reza Baqeri Asl as ‘Secretary of Executive Council of Information Technology’.

President in a meeting with lawyers:

Lawyers’ power must be used against US’ economic war/ US’ sanctions against Iranian nation crime against humanity/ People the greatest power for defending the system

Stating that taking advantage of the opinions of judges, lawyers and law professors for defending Iranian nation’s rights in international stages is an honour for the country, President said, “We need to use more of this valuable capability in international stages”.

In a cabinet session chaired by President Rouhani;

Transparency Bill approved/ Instructions for encouraging private sector employers, entrepreneurs to employ young workforce approved

The Council of Ministers convened on Wednesday in a session that was chaired by President Hassan Rouhani and approved the instructions for encouraging private sector and cooperatives’ employers and entrepreneurs to employ young workforce.

President at the meeting of authorities with Supreme Leader:

We’ll definitely pass this stage with resistance, steadfastness/ Running country not possible without changing budget, economy structures/ We can replace oil incomes with non-oil ones/ People, leader, gov’t, Majlis defeated enemies

President referred to the United States’ decision to stop Iran’s oil exports and disrupting non-oil exports, as well as psychological pressure, saying, “We will undoubtedly pass this stage with people’s resistance and steadfastness, and better management and planning”.