Candidate reviews main problems facing Iran’s economy
One of the candidates of the forthcoming presidential election described the questions of unemployment, recession and high prices as three major problems for the country’s economy, IRNA reported.

Mohammad-Baqer Qalibaf made the remarks at a news program broadcast live on state TV channels 2 on Saturday evening.

As for his plan to create his promised five million job opportunities for the Iranians, Qalibaf, 55, said it is a 'necessity' that its materialization 'requires three basic factors including money, work force and technology and I believe we have all these factors in our country.'

The presidential hopeful further said that promotion of foreign and domestic tourism can prepare the ground for creating another one million job opportunities in the country.

Qalibaf, who also serves as Tehran mayor, talked off his plans stressing that “production” will be the high priority for his administration.

He stressed that employment will rise after irregular imports are prevented.

Over 56 million Iranians are eligible to vote in the 12th Iran's presidential election. Voting will be held in 103 countries and 132 embassies or consulates for Iranians living abroad, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Consular, Parliamentary and Iranian Expatriates Affairs Hassan Qashqhavi said.

Reporter’s code: 50101

News Code: 15931  |  Date: 2017/05/15  |  Time: 14 : 55

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