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Resistance-based economy does not mean shutting the doors to outside world

Iran's big names in economics lend support to what the Supreme Leader has outlined as the general policies of resistance-based economy.

More than 100 economics professors and researchers have issued a statement in support of resistance-based economy. The release of the statement was timed to coincide with the anniversary of the communication by the Supreme Leader of the policies of resistance-based economy.

The following are the highlights of the statement published by Ettela’at daily on March 1:

To sustain production and get access to new foreign markets, a targeted external strategy should be placed on the agenda of the economy.

One of the biggest hurdles standing in the way of private investment in small- and medium-size business is the lack of easy access to finances.

More than a decade after the general policies of Article 44 of the Constitution were communicated, there is no desirable change in the public-private sectors’ ratio in sovereign responsibilities.

Iran is still far from a point in which people are given a real role to play in boosting economic activities and reducing rent-seeking and monopolistic efforts.

The economics professors and researchers have expressed gratitude for the Supreme Leader’s resourcefulness in piecing together and communicating the general policies of resistance-based economy.

The difference between resistance-based economy and one which shuts the doors to trade with the rest of the world is that it does not push the focal point of economy overseas.

In resistance-based economy all policies are based on measures to boost national production.

Competitiveness of local products is one major requirement for expansion of non-oil exports.

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