0548 GMT January 22, 2018
“Economic prosperity hinges on sustainable security and if security and health exist in the society, we will witness the promotion of economic growth,” Alawi said in a speech in the northern city of Sari on Saturday, Tasnim News Agency reported.
He further stressed the need to combat economic corruption, adding that the Iranian society should enjoy economic security so that it can attract foreign investments.
The minister added that one of the main duties of the Intelligence Ministry is to provide security for investment and boost the country’s administrative security.
The remarks came as some foreign countries, including Austria, have praised investment security in the Islamic Republic.
In a meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Tehran in August, Vice President of Austria’s National Council Karlheinz Kopf praised Iran as a safe place for investment.
He highlighted the stable conditions in Iran, saying foreign investors can be assured of security in the Islamic Republic.