Iranian President embarks on trade offensive


Now that sanctions against Iran are starting to be removed Iranian President has engaged in a flurry of visits to open up trade with key partners.

In the past week President Hassan Rouhani has visited Rome, Vatican City and France. In Rome a number of agreements were signed whilst in France the president met with top executives of Airbus and Total.

The official website of the President of the Islamic Republic reports the success of the French visit as follows:

“Iran, France sign 20 documents, roadmap of cooperation

The Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of France signed 20 cooperation documents in order to clear the way for boosted political, economic, cultural, and scientific cooperation between Tehran and Paris in the post-JCPOA era.

The documents were signed late on Thursday in Elysée Palace in Paris at the presence of President Hassan Rouhani and President François Hollande.

The document of “The Roadmap of Development of Mutual Relations of Iran and France” was signed as the first document by the Foreign Ministers of both countries.

Another financial cooperation agreement was signed between the Ministers of Economy of both countries.

A Memorandum of Understanding was also signed by the Ministers of Industry of Iran and France aimed at boosting cooperation on industrial and economic fields.

The two Ministers of Communications also signed an agreement. Another MoU was signed regarding environment and climate by the Head of Environment Organisation and of Iran and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of France.

Tourism and health were other fields in which agreements were signed by the French Foreign Minister and the Head of Tourism Organisation of Iran, as well as the Health Ministers of both countries respectively.

Agriculture research, higher education and research, transportation, cultural heritage, aerial transportation, development of IKIA airport, construction of new terminals for Mashhad and Isfahan airports, shipping terminals, oil, Tehran water, and production of greenhouse vegetables were among the other fields both countries inked agreements on.”

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