France’s key private sector economic union seeks to invest in Iran

TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) – Directors of the largest private-funded union of employers in France will travel to Tehran in February 2014 to explore ways to invest in different fields of economy in Iran.

Thierry Courtaigne, the director general and the vice president of the Mouvement des Entreprises de France (MEDEF), or the Movement of the Enterprises of France, made the statement in a meeting with the director of the Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization (IMIDRO) in Tehran on Tuesday.

Managers of about 50 French companies are scheduled to meet with Iranian officials in Tehran on February 4-5, Courtaigne said.

“We want to resume relations with Iran,” the MEDEF director general said, adding, “We have already met with the French ambassador to Tehran, a number of French investors, as well as the chairman of the Iran-France Joint Chamber of Commerce regarding the French delegation’s travel to Iran.”

The IMIDRO director, Mehdi Karbasian, said for his part that Iran’s mining sector provides unlimited opportunities for foreign investors. “So, French investors should not be lagging behind their rivals.”

The Movement of the Enterprises of France was established in 1998. It is a non-profit private-funded organization, with 20,000 employees throughout the world. It is the most representative organization of the French private sector at an international level. It gathers more than 4,000 French companies already operating in the world.

By Mehr News Agency


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