(SHADA: TEHRAN) -- Speaking at the 102nd meeting of the Government-Private Sector Dialogue Council, Farhad Dejpasand announced the financing of 500,000 billion tomans in the first 10 months of this year via the capital market, and said: In the first meeting of the Government-Private Sector Dialogue Council this year, I emphasized that this year we need one thousand thousand billion tomans of financing, and 50% of that should happen in the capital market.
Fortunately, in 1398, about 264 thousand billion Tomans of financing was done, which in the first 10 months of this year, 500 thousand billion Tomans of financing took place in the capital market, he added.
In the year 1400 we will enter an important period in the history of the country, he said, adding: We must all work together to finance 1400 thousand billion tomans next year, including new investments and direct financing via the capital market.
If this happens, we can hope to make a big leap for the country's economic growth, the Minister of Economy added.
We need to plan so that next year the capital and money markets will achieve this important goal together, without substituting one for the other,Dejpasand stressed.
The Deputy Minister of Economic Affairs of the Ministry is working on this issue and we expect to raise the issue in the Esfand meeting of the council and provide the main lines and guidelines on how to form and implement financing of 1400 thousand billion tomans, he added.
Such an event must be formed with the participation and consensus of the Ministry of Industry, Mines and Trade, the Iranian Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture, the Chamber of Guilds and the Chamber of Cooperatives. The realization of this plan will promise employment, growth of non-oil exports and promotion of Iran's position in the global economy, the Minister stressed.
He suggested that the agenda of the next meeting of the Government-Private Sector Dialogue Council be devoted to this issue and that a collective effort be formed in such a way that the realization of the mentioned figure becomes objective with the efforts of the money and capital markets in various forms.
In another part of his speech in this meeting, Dejpasand pointed to the valuable goals of the founder of the Islamic Republic, said: Unfortunately, some of the goals of the Islamic Republic are still not fully achieved, which we hope we will be able to achieve with the joint efforts of the government and the private sector.
The Government-Private Sector Dialogue Council is one of the fruits of the ideas of the beginning of the revolution about the formation of a system of participation in decision-making in various social and economic dimensions, he continued.
Currently, the views of the private sector are taken in all the decisions that have been made in various meetings, including the Government-Private Sector Dialogue Council, the government's economic headquarters or the commissions of the Islamic Consultative Assembly, and it is basically done with their participation, he said.
Emphasizing that our parliamentary system is genuine and not ceremonial, Dejpasand said:
It is obvious that maintaining real independence is painful for the country and it is currently imposing a lot of hardships on the people, but the important thing is that if a decision is made for the country, it is from the nation and the officials themselves and is not dictated by any power.
Stating that one of our wishes in 1357 was to break our dependence on oil, the Minister of Economy said: At the beginning of the revolution, the share of non-oil exports was only two percent, but today, even if the main reason is the oppressive sanctions of the enemy, the volume of non-oil exports has risen to a figure that is much higher than crude oil exports.
Undoubtedly, the oppressive US sanctions will have a deterrent effect on the country's economy, but it is important that we reduce these pressures as much as possible with the help of the government and the private sector, he noted.
Now the position of the government and the private sector has changed fundamentally, Dejpasand said, adding: Today, and especially after the promulgation of Article 44 of the Constitution by the Supreme Leader, the government's share in the economy has dropped dramatically.
Stating that the private sector of the country is independent today, he said: Independence means that the private sector is neither dependent on foreign countries nor the government, and as we see in the meetings of the Government-Private Sector Dialogue Council and other assemblies, the representatives of this sector express all their opinions without stuttering.
In another part of his speech, the Minister of Economy pointed to the birth of Hazrat Zahra (PBUH) and the day of commemoration of women's status, said: Today, women play an active role in the economy and even work as managers and owners of businesses.
Stressing that gender discrimination has been minimized today, Dejpasand said: We see that the extent to which the Economic Council's goals regarding the elimination of gender discrimination have not been met is negligible and it is a very valuable event that more than half of the country's population plays such an important role in the economy.