“The government's plans for development of non-oil exports and the ways of securing foreign exchange for Iran’s imports in 2020 were reviewed and good decisions were made,” Hemmati added on his Instagram page late on Tuesday referring to the meeting of the Government's Economic Coordination Headquarters with the president in attendance.
"I explained the CBI's different methods for returning exporters' currency to the economic cycle," he said.
A good opportunity has emerged to promote national production, prevent unnecessary imports and increase non-oil exports, he noted.
In relevant remarks on May 8, Iranian Economy Minister Farhad Dejpasand said that the country has kept trading in various fields despite persistence of the US most oppressive sanctions for the past two years.
“Iran’s commercial sector didn’t undergo much change in the past Iranian years 1397 and 1398 [March 21, 2018- March 19, 2020],” Farhad Dejpasand said.
He added that the huge capacity of the country’s economy was proved by nearly $44 billion of import and $41 billion of non-oil export during the mentioned period.