President Rouhani who was meeting to a congregation of elites on Sunday said "Iran is no less than developed countries, or at least from some regional countries who have made some progress. We should be able to tap into higher talents, the enormous potentials that exist in the country, in order to reach our real standing.”
He stressed the need to devise procedures whereby to pave the way for more and more elite figures who have traveled abroad, adding also "The Insight and Hope Administration is after using the intellectual power for the resident elite. It will to all it has in power to share its tasks.”
"The elite must feel that that social problems are their problems as well and the problems of all people. These days we are facing problems in economy, foreign and domestic policy, issues in culture, social issues and well as environment. We have to toil on the way to the country’s development, knowing that the country’s development will benefit all,” Hassan Rouhani asserted.