TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is slated to pay an official visit to Italy next month to hold talks with senior officials of the European country, which is euro zone’s third biggest economy.
Heading a high-ranking delegation, President Rouhani will make the trip to Italy on November 14, the Italian newspaper La Stampa reported on Thursday.
This will be the first trip by the Iranian president to a European country since he took office in 2013.
Rouhani also plans to pay a visit to Paris from November 16 to 18 for meeting with high-ranking French officials.
Lured by golden opportunities in Iran’s market following a comprehensive nuclear deal between Tehran and major world powers, Italy is set to deploy a huge delegation to Iran soon, the European country’s prime minister had announced in a meeting with Rouhani earlier on September 27.
In the meeting on the sidelines of the 70th annual session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi voiced his country’s enthusiasm to enter Iran’s market immediately.
A “huge and highly significant” delegation of Italian experts in different sectors including environment, automotive industry, oil and gas, medical equipment and mining industry is going to visit Tehran soon, Renzi said at the time.
The remarks come against the backdrop of a new wave of renewed interest in ties with Iran after Tehran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany) on July 14 reached a conclusion over the text of a comprehensive 159-page deal on Tehran’s nuclear program.
The comprehensive nuclear deal between Iran and the six powers would terminate all nuclear-related sanctions imposed on Iran after coming into force.
Experts believe that Iran’s economic growth would rise remarkably after the final nuclear deal takes effect.