Tehran, Paris to sign agreements during president Rouhani’s visit: Hollande’s office

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Several agreements are scheduled to be signed between Tehran and Paris during a visit by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to France next week, the French presidency said.

“Several accords will be signed by French and Iranian ministers covering a variety of sectors, in particular political dialogue, economic cooperation, air transport, health and agriculture,” President Francois Hollande’s office said in a statement on Tuesday, Reuters reported.

Rouhani will be in the French capital from Nov 16-17.

Speaking on RFI radio, Iran’s ambassador to France Ali Ahani said Tehran expected a great deal from the visit.

“We are preparing certain agreements and memorandums of cooperation in industry in general, automobile, the energy sector which is important … in the air and rail transport sectors. There are a lot of contacts in the automobile sector and things are progressing. I’m optimistic in different fields.”

A senior French economic and political delegation headed to Tehran in mid-September to lay the groundwork for the first business contracts between France and Iran in the wake of the recent nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers.

France’s main business lobby group, the Medef, sent a delegation comprising more than 100 firms to Iran. It included such companies as oil major Total, planemaker Airbus and car manufacturer Peugeot.

Following the recent nuclear deal between Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany) on July 14, foreign business executives and financial bodies are shuttling to Iran to lay the groundwork for investment and trade.

The comprehensive nuclear deal between Iran and the six powers would terminate all nuclear-related sanctions imposed on Iran after coming into force.

By Tasnim News Agency