Majlis, Foreign Ministry Plan Joint Economic Committee

Majlis, Foreign Ministry Plan Joint Economic CommitteeMajlis, Foreign Ministry Plan Joint Economic Committee

The Foreign Ministry and Majlis Economic Commission agreed to form a joint committee to monitor the enforcement of the sixth five-year development plan (2017-22) and a national economic plan aimed at boosting self-sufficiency, the top diplomat said.

Asked about his Tuesday meeting with the parliamentary commission, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said, “The meeting provided a good opportunity for seeking the expert views of the commission’s members and laying the basis for improved cooperation,” IRNA reported. “Some lawmakers in the meeting proposed that the Foreign Ministry and the commission set up a joint committee to pursue [the government’s] commitments under the development plan and the Foreign Ministry’s responsibilities in the field of Resistance Economy.”

Zarif was referring to a set of principles that constitute the economic concept outlined by the Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei to wean the country off oil revenues by bolstering domestic production and productivity. Zarif said his deputies briefed the lawmakers on his ministry’s efforts to promote foreign trade.

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