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Veep: More than half of Iran population under social security cover

Sep 1, 2016, 10:50 AM
News ID: 2505
Veep: More than half of Iran population under social security cover

EghtesadOnline: First Vice-President Es'haq Jahangiri said that more than half of Iran's population is under social security cover.

According to the report of Vice-President Office, Jahangiri in meeting with Secretary General of International Social Security Association (ISSA) Hans-Horst Konkolewsky here on Wednesday said that Iran's Social Security Organization needs international interactions and expressed hope that by presence of Mr. secretary general of ISSA in Iran, the organization can use international experiences and opportunities.

He underlined that Iran's retirement funds need reforms and expressed hope that in negotiations between secretary general of ISSA and head of Iran Social Security Organization international experiences could be used for implementing the reforms, according to IRNA.

Jahangiri also expressed hope that by holding regional seminar of ISSA in Tehran, its outcomes could play effective role in exchanging experiences and progresses of social security goals in member-states, including Iran.

Konkolewsky praised Iran Social Security Organization's activities, and said that he believes the body has done positive works in different dimensions and other member- states are eager to use Iranian experiences in this concern.

He said that he is going to present a report for admirable activities and measures of Iranian Social Security Organization to General Assembly meeting of ISSA in Panama, as well as to ISSA headquarter in Geneva.

Konkolewsky said that countries are using different patterns in their social security bodies, one is upon participation model and another one is upon receiving taxes, but the Iranian model is admirable and could be used as successful model in other countries.

He stressed that the ISSA is fully committed to present help and support for Iranian organization, and expressed readiness for reforming retirement funds.