President Rouhani meets Airbus, Total CEOs

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President Hassan Rouhani held separate meetings with CEOs of the French Total and Airbus companies in Paris on Thursday evening.

President Rouhani met Total CEO Patrick Pouyanné and Airbus CEO Fabrice Brégier separately and discussed signing contracts.

The Iranian president welcomed the presence of foreign investors in Iran and the transfer of technology with production approach and cooperation in the field of exports, and said, ‘The Islamic Republic of Iran is looking for joint investment with the participation of major international companies in a new atmosphere and based on new principles.’

During the meeting with Total CEO, President Rouhani pointed to the cooperation with the French company, and said, ‘Iran is the hub of energy in the region and Total can also make use of the good opportunities which are available in the field of energy given the two sides’ experiences and records.’

During the meeting with Airbus CEO, President Rouhani welcomed the interest shown by the French aviation company to cooperate under the new conditions, and said, ‘Iran does not want to only have trade with Airbus, but it is seeking to cooperate in the fields of training, research, repair and parts manufacturing.

During the meeting the Airbus CEO announced that his company will open an office in Tehran in the near future, and said, ’17 Airbus planes will be delivered to Iran in 2016, including one being handed over the Islamic Republic within next month.’

Brégier reiterated that the educational cooperation in the field of aviation industry, pilot training, repair and production of parts have been considered by both sides.

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