Iran invites Japanese companies to invest in its mining, infrastructure projects

December 7, 2016 - 18:21

TEHRAN- “The Islamic Republic invites Japanese companies to invest in its mining and infrastructure projects including those to develop Iranian railway network and ports,” Head of Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (ICCIMA) Gholam-Hossein Shafeie said in Iran-Japan Business Forum in Tokyo, IRNA reported on Wednesday.

“The ground is set for Iranian and Japanese engineering and technical companies to collaborate, especially in infrastructural projects,” Shafeie added.

Referring to the implementation of Iran’s nuclear deal, the ICCIMA head underlined that attraction of foreign investments has been Iran’s top priority in post-sanction era.

Iran-Japan Business Forum, organized by Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) and Embassy of Islamic Republic of Iran in Japan and supported by Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry of Japan and the country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, was held on Wednesday.

Iran safe for investment: Zarif

In his speech during the forum, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif assured Japanese investors that Iran is a safe and secure place for them to make their investments, IRIB news reported.

He noted that Iran and Japan have the potential to bolster their cultural and politico-economic relations thanks to their commonalities.

Zarif, accompanied by a 70-member high-ranking politico-economic delegation, started its three-leg visit to India, China and Japan late Friday to balance communications and interactions with different countries around the world.

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