President in a phone call with PBO head:

Accelerate the process of 1m-toman credit for eligible households

In phone conversation with the Head of Plan and Budget Organisation, the President referred to the government's plans to reduce the economic consequences of shutting down some businesses during coronavirus outbreak and Supreme Leader's emphasis on the issue in his today's remarks, stressing the need to accelerate support plans for less-privileged classes.

Central Bank Governor reports to President;

Process of Iran's request from IMF, pursuit of using central bank's resources in foreign banks, legal success in unfreezing the $1.6 billion

In a phone call with the Governor of the Central Bank of Iran, the President received a report on the process of applying for a loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and once again slammed any discrimination between Iran and other countries, saying, "The IMF must fulfill its duty to observe international obligations in these hard times without being affected by the enemies of the Iranian nation".

President's instructions to ministers of energy, petroleum:

Health protocols must be observed in all sectors/ Infrastructural water, power, energy projects must start operation as planned/ Stressing faster progress of Goreh-Jask oil pipeline project

President contacted ministers of energy and petroleum and received reports from them on the progress of their projects and stressed that the two ministries must start operation of the water, power and energy projects in the new conditions as planned.

President appoints Dr Khavazi as Minister of Agriculture

According to Article 87 and Article 133 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Iran and with regard to the vote of confidence of the Islamic Consultative Assembly, President Rouhani appointed Dr Kazem Khavazi as Minister of Agriculture Jihad.

President condoles Hojatoleslam val-Moslemin Ahmad Marvi on his sister's passing

In a message of condolences to Hojatoleslam val-Moslemin Ahmad Marvi, President Rouhani offered him condolences over his sister's passing.

President thanks Majlis' board, its confidence vote to Agriculture Minister

President Hassan Rouhani appreciated the efforts of the board of the parliament and the vote of confidence of parliament members to the proposed Minister of Agriculture Jihad, Dr Kazem Khavazi.

In president's videoconference meeting with local officials of 5 provinces;

Smart Distancing, latest situation in coronavirus outbreak in South Khorasan, North Khorasan, Ilam, Kohgiluyeh and Boyer Ahmad, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari provinces reviewed

The President contacted local officials of South Khorasan, North Khorasan, Ilam, Kohgiluyeh & Boyer Ahmad, and Chaharmahal & Bakhtiari provinces through videoconference and was briefed on the latest situation regarding the outbreak of coronavirus and implementation of Smart Distancing Programme in the provinces.

President in a phone call with his French counterpart:

Countries cannot pass these critical conditions without using each other's experiences/ US sanctions against Iran violation of WHO regulations/ Establishing INSTEX mechanism positive but insufficient/ Iran doesn't favour any tension in region

President Hassan Rouhani spoke with the President of France Emmanuel Macron on Monday evening and wished the French government and people success in combatting coronavirus, saying, "All countries and governments need to pay attention to the fact that they cannot pass these critical conditions without taking advantage of each other's experiences".

President appreciates Supreme Leader for agreeing to withdraw €1bn from NDFI/ Instruction to Plan and Budget Organisation head

President Hassan Rouhani sent a letter to the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution to appreciate his agreement to the request for withdrawing €1 billion euros from the National Development Fund of Iran (NDFI) to confront and manage the effects of coronavirus outbreak in the country, and issued the necessary instructions for supplying the essentials in this regard.

President at the session of cabinet's economic board:

Over 23m households to receive 1m-toman credit/ Reopening businesses to be gradual under health ministry's supervision/ 4m households to receive 1-2m toman loan with 4 % interest rate

President announced, "A 1-million-toman credit will be allocated to 23 million households that receive cash subsidies, the installments of which will be taken from the subsidies".

President appoints Dr Karim Hemmati as Chief of the Red Crescent Society

President Rouhani appointed Dr Karim Hemmati as Chief of the Red Crescent Society of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

President at cabinet session:

All necessary measures must be taken for jump-starting country's economy with people's health prioritised

Speaking at cabinet session, President appreciated the hard work and devotion of the country's health and medical staff, saying, "People's health is the country's first priority, but employment, production and businesses in a year that is named 'Surge in Production' must be considered as well.

President while visiting Achievements in Confronting Coronavirus Expo

Our young intellectuals, producers' capabilities in combatting coronavirus invaluable, significant

The President praised the achievements of scientists, scientific elites, producers and economic activists in the field of combatting and preventing COVID-19 and said, "Today, while many countries in the world are struggling with health and related advanced equipment to deal with COVID-19, we are facing fewer problems in Iran due to the presence of specialists and scientists".

Dr Rouhani visits Domestic Achievements in Confronting Coronavirus Expo

On the sidelines of the cabinet meeting on Sunday, the President visited the Exhibition on Domestic Achievements and Capabilities of the ministries of 'Industry, Mines and Trade', and 'Defense and Armed Forces Logistics', and the Vice-Presidency for Science and Technology in the field of combatting and preventing the spread of coronavirus.

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