Macro, strategic issues should be set away from tensions in a calm and rational atmosphere/ National self-sufficiency a step towards ensuring the country’s food security
The President stressed the need for increased interaction between government officials and members of the Islamic Consultative Assembly and to pay attention to the realities of the country in reviewing the budget bill.
Speaking in the one hundred and ninety-sixth meeting of the Cabinet's Economic Coordination Board, which was held on Tuesday, Dr Hassan Rouhani referred to the issues raised in yesterday's meeting of the Supreme Economic Coordination Council and need for increased interaction between government officials and members of the Islamic Consultative Assembly in reviewing the 1400 budget bill.
He said, "The macro and strategic issues of the country should be set away from tensions and politicised behaviours in a calm and logical atmosphere".
In this meeting, following the recent statements of the Supreme Leader in a meeting with members of the Supreme Economic Coordination Council, the Minister of Agriculture Jihad presented a report on the implementation of plans to increase oilseed production and livestock and poultry feed, which was discussed.
Expressing that food security is one of the pillars of sustainable development of societies, the President said, "The development of planting oilseed with regard to the climate of the country and considering the country's need to import oil is seriously on the agenda of the government and the Ministry of Agriculture Jihad has created a spark of hope in the field of edible oil self-sufficiency".
Dr Rouhani stated, "Due to the cruel sanctions of the enemies, by the order of the Supreme Leader, we have increased the land for planting oilseeds, because the cultivation of oilseeds is very important due to the country's need for meal and edible oil, and the Ministry of Agriculture Jihad has done the necessary planning in this area and enjoys the support of the government in macroeconomic policies".
In this meeting, it was decided that the plan of the Ministry of Agriculture Jihad be finalised by joint studies with the Plan and Budget Organisation and be given priority to the country's infrastructure plans.
Source: Presidency of Islamic Republic of Iran