Speaking to NIPNA, Majid
Mohammadpour said efforts needed to be made to generate revenues from non-oil
sales rather than selling crude oil and gas, adding replacing oil exports with
non-oil could enhance generation of hard currencies in the country and the petrochemical
industry could be key in this regard.
He said the imposition of
sanctions highlighted the need for distancing the country from crude oil sales
and strengthening non-oil exports, noting that domestic petrochemical plants
had been successful in export of various items in recent years.
“The way to save the country’s economy
is to support the private sector in various fields and the participation of the
private sector would pave the country’s path to development,” Mohammadpour added.