Official hails great achievement of visit to Poland, Finland

Helsinki, June 1, IRNA – Head of Iran’s Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture Mohsen Jalalpour said that cooperation agreements worth about 1.2 billion dollars were signed with European partners during the visit of the Iranian delegation to Finland and Poland.

Talking to IRNA, he said a number of the signed documents were just agreements while the others were contracts.

He said that the Iranian delegation which was accompanying Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in his European tour signed a total of 50 documents 30 of which were done with Polish business owners.

According to the official, the value of the contracts signed in Poland stood at 700 million dollars the major portion of which is going to be spent on projects in power plants and fisheries.

Jalalpour said that in Finland the Iranian economic delegation signed contracts worth 500 million dollars mostly in machinery, industries and ICT.

The Iranian businessmen conferred with 180 companies in Poland and 250 in Finland active in industries, mines, energy, agriculture, fisheries, food industries, health, tourism, ICT, banking and investment sectors.

Foreign Minister Zarif who is leading a 60-member trade-economic delegation to the European countries arrived in Sweden on Tuesday night on an official visit to discuss bilateral ties with senior Swedish officials.

Zarif is slated to meet Swedish prime minister and foreign minister during his stay in Sweden.

Zarif started his tour of Europe on Sunday evening and arrived in Warsaw on the first leg of his tour.

While in Warsaw, he met with senior Polish officials and attended an economic and trade meeting and also a meeting in Warsaw University that was attended by university professors and students and a considerable number of foreign ambassadors to Warsaw.

After ending his visit to Poland, Zarif and his accompanying delegation arrived in Finland.

In Finland, the Iranian top diplomat participated in Helsinki political meeting that was held for the first time by the Finnish government for the purpose of exchanging the regional dialogues. Zarif met his Finnish counterpart Timo Soini, attended a joint press conference with him, met Finnish parliament speaker and president afterwards.

Sweden is the third leg of Zarif’s tour of Europe. His last stop in Europe will be Latvia.