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1st consultative meeting of the government and parliament on year 1400 budget held

The first consultative meeting of the government and parliament on the budget of year 1400 was held on Tuesday evening in the presence of the president, the speaker of the Islamic Consultative Assembly and members of the government's economic board and the chairman and some members of the parliamentary budget committee.

At the beginning of the meeting, Dr Hassan Rouhani referred to the wisdom and history of holding such consultative meetings between the government and parliament in previous years, and said, "Every year after submitting the budget bill to parliament and before starting its review in the Integration Committee, government's economic officials and budget officials in the Plan and Budget Organisation and members of parliament and members of the Integration Committee used to hold a meeting and after discussing issues related to the budget bill by the two sides, very useful results in reviewing the bill would be obtained".

The President expressed hope that the meeting would be useful and effective in reviewing and approving the budget bill in the parliament and that the two sides would be able to express their views and explain the requirements and components of the budget to be set accordingly.

At this meeting, the head of the Plan and Budget Organisation presented a report on resources and expenditures in the 1400 budget bill and outlined ways to implement the Supreme Leader's guidelines in next year's budget.

Referring to the government's efforts in recent years and submitting the budget bill to the Islamic Consultative Assembly on time, the President called it a necessity and expressed hope that the esteemed parliament would review the budget bill at the appointed time and the government could adopt related regulations and implement the budget on time.

Stating that the approval of the budget bill on time is also necessary, Dr Rouhani said, "The conditions of the country require that by maintaining cohesion and common will among the officials, we can serve the people quickly and accurately".

The President emphasised, "People expect the country's officials to perform their duties with sensitivity and seriousness, and the affairs of the country should not be stopped due to differences of taste and opinions".

Source: Presidency of Islamic Republic of Iran

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