President Raeisi encourages expats to invest in Iran
President Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi emphasized that Iranian expatriates should receive assurances that they can easily return home, set up businesses freely, and feel confident about making investment at home.
According to Tasnim news agency, in an address to a gathering of Iranian nationals residing in Turkmenistan, held in Ashgabat on Saturday night, President Raeisi said his government feels responsible for Iranians abroad, adding, "Iranians living abroad are citizens of the Islamic Republic of Iran and our country's embassies around the world should facilitate their travel, employment and investment in Iran."
He also stressed that the connection of Iranians living abroad with the culture, customs, traditions and ancient Iranian, Islamic civilization must be maintained.
"Good conditions should be provided for Iranians residing outside the country for the continuous and permanent communication with Iranians inside the country and to pave the ground for their attraction, employment and investment in the country,” he noted.
Referring to the cultural, historical, and religious common grounds of the two nations of Iran and Turkmenistan, the president said, "Iranians living in Turkmenistan also represent the culture, civilization and religiosity of the Iranian people and it is necessary that our country's cultural advisors introduce Iranian civilization and the deep ties between the two nations of Iran and Turkmenistan.”
Emphasizing that his government seeks to develop relations with all countries, especially the neighboring and regional countries, President Raeisi said, "We believe that the current level of relations and cooperation between our country and neighboring countries, including Turkmenistan in various economic, cultural and political sectors is not enough and the level of these relations and cooperation can be increased in all areas.”
"Neighboring countries and the region are interested and trust in Iranian services and products, and we must take advantage of this capacity properly,” he added, according to the administration’s official website.