President thanks Majlis' board, its confidence vote to Agriculture Minister

President Hassan Rouhani appreciated the efforts of the board of the parliament and the vote of confidence of parliament members to the proposed Minister of Agriculture Jihad, Dr Kazem Khavazi.

In president's videoconference meeting with local officials of 5 provinces;

Smart Distancing, latest situation in coronavirus outbreak in South Khorasan, North Khorasan, Ilam, Kohgiluyeh and Boyer Ahmad, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari provinces reviewed

The President contacted local officials of South Khorasan, North Khorasan, Ilam, Kohgiluyeh & Boyer Ahmad, and Chaharmahal & Bakhtiari provinces through videoconference and was briefed on the latest situation regarding the outbreak of coronavirus and implementation of Smart Distancing Programme in the provinces.

President in a phone call with his French counterpart:

Countries cannot pass these critical conditions without using each other's experiences/ US sanctions against Iran violation of WHO regulations/ Establishing INSTEX mechanism positive but insufficient/ Iran doesn't favour any tension in region

President Hassan Rouhani spoke with the President of France Emmanuel Macron on Monday evening and wished the French government and people success in combatting coronavirus, saying, "All countries and governments need to pay attention to the fact that they cannot pass these critical conditions without taking advantage of each other's experiences".

President appreciates Supreme Leader for agreeing to withdraw €1bn from NDFI/ Instruction to Plan and Budget Organisation head

President Hassan Rouhani sent a letter to the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution to appreciate his agreement to the request for withdrawing €1 billion euros from the National Development Fund of Iran (NDFI) to confront and manage the effects of coronavirus outbreak in the country, and issued the necessary instructions for supplying the essentials in this regard.

President at the session of cabinet's economic board:

Over 23m households to receive 1m-toman credit/ Reopening businesses to be gradual under health ministry's supervision/ 4m households to receive 1-2m toman loan with 4 % interest rate

President announced, "A 1-million-toman credit will be allocated to 23 million households that receive cash subsidies, the installments of which will be taken from the subsidies".

President appoints Dr Karim Hemmati as Chief of the Red Crescent Society

President Rouhani appointed Dr Karim Hemmati as Chief of the Red Crescent Society of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

President at cabinet session:

All necessary measures must be taken for jump-starting country's economy with people's health prioritised

Speaking at cabinet session, President appreciated the hard work and devotion of the country's health and medical staff, saying, "People's health is the country's first priority, but employment, production and businesses in a year that is named 'Surge in Production' must be considered as well.

President while visiting Achievements in Confronting Coronavirus Expo

Our young intellectuals, producers' capabilities in combatting coronavirus invaluable, significant

The President praised the achievements of scientists, scientific elites, producers and economic activists in the field of combatting and preventing COVID-19 and said, "Today, while many countries in the world are struggling with health and related advanced equipment to deal with COVID-19, we are facing fewer problems in Iran due to the presence of specialists and scientists".

Dr Rouhani visits Domestic Achievements in Confronting Coronavirus Expo

On the sidelines of the cabinet meeting on Sunday, the President visited the Exhibition on Domestic Achievements and Capabilities of the ministries of 'Industry, Mines and Trade', and 'Defense and Armed Forces Logistics', and the Vice-Presidency for Science and Technology in the field of combatting and preventing the spread of coronavirus.

At the session of the National Task Force for Fighting Coronavirus;

Coronavirus Task Force's key decisions on the time and form of business activities, offices, schools and higher education centres

The President announced that in the framework of the Smart Distancing Programme, medium and low-risk businesses in provinces around the country can start their activities from April 11 with strict observance of health protocols, but high-risk businesses will remain closed by April 19.

President in a meeting with heads of committees of National Task Force for Fighting Coronavirus:

Social Distancing Programme to continue by turning into Smart Distancing/ Smart Distancing details to be announced by Health Ministry today/ Stressing importance of precise evaluation of 2nd phase of Social Distancing

President had a meeting with heads of committees of National Task Force for Fighting Coronavirus on Saturday morning, in which the effectiveness of the second phase of the Social Distancing Programme was evaluated.

President issues two key instructions to ministers of Cooperatives, Roads

The President instructed the Minister of Cooperatives, Labour and Social Welfare Mohammad Shariatmadari, to allocate the 75 trillion tomans of loans to businesses that have not fired their labourers since the start of the coronavirus control programmes, and make sure that they will not fire their labourers after they received the loans.

Contacting seven cabinet members, central bank governor;

President's instructions on managing COVID-19, helping affected businesses

In a phone call with seven cabinet members and the central bank governor, the president issued instructions on various issues, particularly the fight against and management of COVID-19, and a detailed evaluation of the Social Distancing Programme.

President at the session of Gov't Economic Board for Examining the Effects of Coronavirus Outbreak:

The fight against poverty as important as the fight against corona/ We will have no issues supplying the currency for health and basic goods until the end of the year/ The amount of basic goods in the country very promising/ Coronavirus a matter for all countries in the world/ Deciding on emptying 4 million tonnes of goods from customs

At a meeting of the Government's Economic Board for Examining the Effects of Coronavirus Outbreak held on Thursday, the president stressed that the fight against poverty is as important as the fight against corona and that both COVID-19 and poverty fronts should be considered at the same time".

President condolest he passing of father of martyrs Hossein and Davoud Fahmideh

President Hassan Rouhani sent a message of condolences over the passing of the Late Haj Mohammad Taghi Fahmideh, the father of great martyrs Hossein and Davoud Fahmideh and wished his family patience.

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