Minister of Industries, Mines and Trade Mohammad-Reza Nematzadeh said on Tuesday that Iran has reached agreements with French, German and Swedish auto manufacturing companies to produce cars but they are wait for implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the Seminar on Expansion of Iran-Finland Cooperation, Nematzadeh said agreements with Italy and Japan are in their early stages.
He commented on meeting with the Finnish delegation and said Finland specializes in forestry, environment protection, renewable energies, water purification, and sewage treatment and ‘We hope that with presence of about 100 Finnish companies in Iran we will be able to lay groundwork for mutual cooperation.’
‘We have invited to Iran Finnish companies, active in the fields, to hold a seminar; also, Finnish Minister of Agriculture and the Environment Kimmo Tiilikainen will visit Iran simultaneously,’ he added.
He added that based on an agreement reached in the meeting, the Bank of Industry and Mines will sponsor the seminar.
The Seminar for Development of Iran-Finland Trade Cooperation was held at Tehran’s Espinas Hotel on Tuesday and Iran’s Minister of Industries, Mines and Trade and Finnish Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Lenita Toivakka were present in it.
Iran-Finland relations have been fluctuating over recent years because of anti-Iran sanctions to the extent that volume of trade between the two countries dropped from 200 million euros in 2006 to about 23 million euros in 2014.