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French Investors to Visit Iran This Month

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2016/01/05Date:

A team of French investors and traders are slated to visit Tehran in coming weeks to study investment opportunities in Iran, a senior trade official announced on Saturday.
“A delegation of French investors will travel to Iran later this month to hold talks with officials of Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization (IMIDRO),”  Iranian Deputy Industry, Mines and Trade Minister Mehdi Karbasiyan said.
He stressed that the French investors will be presented with a broad spectrum of mining and steel projects so that they can participate in these projects as joint ventures with Iranians.
Karbasiyan noted that Iran is currently in the process of concluding agreements with investors for its key steel production plans, which ushers in a significant leap in the implementation of national steel and mining projects.
Earlier this year, former Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for European and American Affairs Ali Asqar Khaji and French Foreign Ministry Director General for North Africa and Middle East Affairs Jean Francois Giroux in a meeting in Tehran discussed bilateral ties and regional developments.
During the meeting in Tehran in May, Khaji pointed to Iran’s prominent position in the region and the country’s efforts to promote regional and international peace and stability, and said, "Tehran seeks to enhance its cooperation and interaction with the European countries, including France, based on its own diplomatic principles."
Giroux, for his part, underlined the importance of Iran's influential role in the regional developments and called for continuation of bilateral talks between Iran and France.
Giroux, heading a high-ranking delegation, arrived in Tehran to discuss bilateral ties and regional developments, Syria in particular, with senior Iranian officials.