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Iran: Economy Ministry to give written reply to dissenting economists

TEHRAN, July 14 (Mehr News Agency) -- President Mahmud Ahmadinejad directed the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Finance to prepare a written reply to the recent letter of 57 dissenting economists on Thursday.

Fifty of the 57 economists, who had written an open letter criticizing the government's economic policy, held a meeting with the president on Thursday which lasted approximately six hours. Six members of the administration's economic team also attended the session.

In the meeting, each of the dissenting economists was given a CD containing statistical tables about the government's economic policy.

Many of the economists said the meeting with the president was constructive.

Some cabinet members expressed the view that this cooperation between the administration and experts will help efforts to discover the roots of many of the country's economic problems.

... Payvand News - 7/14/07 ... --

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