An Iranian minister has announced that the export of the country’s factory and agricultural goods grew by 30 percent in the first two months of the current Iranian calendar year (started March 20). “In this period, the volume of the country’s exports in factory and agricultural goods, excluding gas condensate and petrochemicals, hit USD three billion,” Iranian Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade Mehdi Ghazanfari said Monday. He added that the figure for the corresponding period in the previous Iranian calendar year (ended March 19) was around two billion dollars. Earlier, Ghazanfari had said that the goal of export-oriented production can only be realized through support for national production. The initiative by the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei to name the new Iranian calendar year as the year of “National Production, Supporting Iranian Capital and Labor” will create a new wave of production management in Iran, Ghazanfari said on March 20.
In the New Year’s message on Tuesday, March 20, Ayatollah Khamenei stressed that if domestic production prospers, most of the enemies’ efforts will undoubtedly fail.The prosperity of national production is the key to resolving the problems of inflation and unemployment and will strengthen domestic economy, the Leader said. HMV/HGH/AZ