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Ample Opportunities for Finland to Invest in Iran: Larijani

12 April 2016 9:33


Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani highlighted the good grounds for investment in Iran’s energy and agriculture sectors, calling for cooperative plans to use Finland’s technical expertise.

In a meeting with Chairman of the Finnish Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee Antti Kaikkonen in Tehran on Monday, Larijani referred to Iran as an energy-rich country with huge grounds for investment, pointing to the growing enthusiasm in Europe for signing contracts with Iran.

One of Iran’s priorities is the employment of technology and skilled experts in agriculture and water management, he added, urging cooperation with Finland in those fields.

Kaikkonen, for his part, voiced Finland’s willingness to expand political and economic ties with Iran.

He also hailed Iran as “the only stable country in the region”, hoping for closer interaction with Tehran given the EU’s concern about extremism in the Middle East and its spread to Europe.

The Finnish lawmaker had also met Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif earlier on Sunday to discuss the ways to promote mutual cooperation between Tehran and Helsinki.

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