Tehran, Iran, Feb. 10
By Mehdi Sepahvand - Trend:
Iran has invited Italy to projects including the electrification a railroad that connects capital Tehran to northwestern major city of Tabriz, Transport Minister Abbas Akhondi said.
Speaking on the sidelines of the Iranian-Italian trade meeting in Tehran, he added other projects introduced to Italians included road, aviation, and sea transportation projects, Shana news agency reported February 9.
Akhondi refrained from telling in detail how much money is needed to complete the projects.
"Italian companies have long worked for Iran and had almost no legal issues. Iran is seeking long-term contracts with Italy," he further said.
An Italian delegation of 310 businessmen from 197 companies arrived in Iran on February 8. Two weeks previously, Iran's president Rouhani visited Italy.
Iran and Italy signed a total of 14 memoranda of understanding (MoUs) and the two countries agreed on a cooperation roadmap for joint cooperation.
President Rouhani was accompanied by a group of activists of Iran's private sector during his visit to Rome.