Economy, Domestic Economy

Italians Invited to Invest in Fars

Italians Invited to Invest in FarsItalians Invited to Invest in Fars

Italian private sector businesses are welcome to invest in projects in Fars Province, the southern province’s governor general, Mohammad Ahmadi, told IRNA.

“As the private sector’s main representative, the provincial Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture is ready to sign trade agreements with the Italian private sector,” Ahmadi said in a meeting with a visiting Italian economic delegation.

The delegation, headed by Roberto Cecon, is visiting Iran to further discover business opportunities here. Cecon praised the economic ties between the two countries as “remaining stable despite some difficulties” and said, “People of Iran seem to have good memories of trade with Italy and also of Italian products.”

He further said that numerous European companies are willing to expand economic ties with Iran, and added that Italy has favorable ties with Iran and has shown a positive approach toward Iran’s nuclear talks with the West.

He said that the Fars Province is a vast province that “offers numerous possibilities in the fields of oil, gas, mining, tourism and trade.”

Cecon also said that the economic crisis that’s been gripping Europe for the past few years has compelled Italian companies and businessmen to seek business opportunities in countries like Iran.

He said that Italian companies are ready to invest in Fars province, hoping that officials of Fars Province and have vowed to support “long-term presence of Italian industries in the region.”

Cecon added that Italian companies have to get a bigger share in the Iranian market, which he described as a “lucrative” market.

Businesses in Fars Province have a long history of extensive relations with their Italian counterparts, Cecon said. “We are ready to introduce trade potentials of Fars province to the Italian provinces of Milan, Venice and Padua,” he added.