Zarif: France – Iran’s important political, economic partner
Baku, Azerbaijan, March 4
By Fatih Karimov – Trend:
Iran sees France as an important political and economic partner, the Islamic Republic’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said.
Zarif made the remarks during a meeting with France’s Minister of Finance Michel Sapin in Tehran March 4, IRNA news agency reported.
The top Iranian diplomat said that the Islamic Republic is after developing ties with France.
Zarif further underlined the Iranian market’s potential and the workforce available in the country, hoping for broader joint investments in the automotive industry.
He also said that holding Tehran-Paris joint economic commission’s meeting was an important step in boosting the mutual ties between Iran and France, adding that the two countries have political will to develop all-out bilateral cooperation.
Sapin, for his turn, said that Iran and France have taken successful steps in the field of economic relations.
France as a member of the EU and the P5+1, has made efforts to safeguard success of the nuclear deal signed between Iran and the six world powers in 2015, he added.
Sapin also expressed willingness of French politicians and companies to use potentials and opportunities for closer bilateral ties with Iran.