France set to boost trade ties with Iran: Envoy

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French Ambassador to Iran Francois Senemaud said that the country’s state-run and private sectors are determined to beef up its presence in Iran and further strengthen trade ties with it.

In a meeting with managing director of Qeshm Free Zone Organization Hamid Reza Momeni, he added that while companies such as Total, Citroen, Peugeot and Renault are currently engaged in the Iranian greater projects, the country is resolved to further strengthen commercial relations with Tehran.

He further noted that French companies are interested to participate in joint construction and developmental projects. Among them is Vinci which is currently in talks on Mashhad and Isfahan airports project.

It is also ready for cooperation in the projects in Qeshm Island, he said, noting that the island boasts of numerous capacities in the fields of industry, energy and fishing. Not to mention that it has suitable potentials for joint investment with foreign companies due to its location in free zone.

Momeni, for his part, commented on the capacities and projects currently being implemented and voiced the island’s willingness for undertaking developmental projects and investments with French private sector.

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