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President in cabinet session:

Economic reform, reinforcement essential/Improving people’s lives budget bill’s key goal/Prices must be managed/Energy, health subsidies to continue/Subsidies must be goal-oriented, conditional, temporary

President described reforming and reinforcing economic structures essential and said, “We should follow a path in which our economy is not harmed by the earthquake of sanctions, pressure and enemies conspiracies”.

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Speaking in a cabinet session on Wednesday, Dr Hassan Rouhani said, “To make our economy stronger, cooperation and coordination among all branches and people’s support is possible and important”.

Stating that the government was able to prepare the budget bill on time despite pressures and sanctions, the President added, “The most important objective of the budget bill is to improve people’s lives”.

“We should work hard to control and manage the prices of goods that are provided to people, and in doing so, regulatory organs need to be more active,” he continued.

“The government will try to not reduce the subsidies that are granted to different services,” said Rouhani adding, “Energy and health subsidies will continue to stay in place”.

On the importance of faster finalisation of e-government, the President added, “This is very important because we do not have enough information about lower classes”.

He continued, “Subsidies must remain in place, but they need to be goal-oriented, conditional and temporary”.

President of the Islamic Republic of Iran also advised ministers and officials to be transparent in reporting on their activities, saying, “Ministers must transparently report to people on what activities they are planning to carry out”.

On the priorities of foreign policy, Rouhani continued, “All ministries that have foreign communications and exchanges should work harder to develop foreign relations, because foreign relations are different from foreign policy”.

“In current situations, the priority must be given to closer, more strategic relations with our neighbouring countries to be able to overcome the issues easier,” added the president.

He also went on to commemorate Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi and expressed condolences over his demise.

Dr Rouhani mentioned the bus crash in Islamic Azad University’s Science and Research Branch and described in tragic and saddening, and said, “Such an accident, which has happened inside the university due to carelessness, is less expected in universities”.

He also went on to once again offer condolences to the families of those students who lost their lives in the bus crash and wished swift recover for the injured.

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