Envoy: Italy Ready to Help Iran Progress in Railway Connections, Tourism
As a bridge for communications between the two countries, the Italian embassy in Iran is ready to introduce Italy's capacities in the transportation industry and launch new cooperation in railway and tourism industries through coordinating bilateral and multilateral relations and meetings," Giansanti said in a meeting with Managing-Director of Iran's Raja railway transportation company Seyed Hassan Moussavinejad in Tehran on Monday.
He also underlined the Italian businessmen and industrial activists' readiness to negotiate and cooperate with their Iranian counterparts to further develop ties.
Moussavinejad, for his part, expressed the hope that the Italian embassy can play an effective role in expanding the two countries' cooperation in developing Iran's railway industry.
In a relevant development in March, a team of Italian investors voiced their willingness to enter Iran's market through investment in various sectors of the East Azerbaijan province, in Northeastern Iran.
Speaking in a meeting with Governor General of East Azerbaijan Province Esmayeel Jabbarzadeh in Tabriz, the Italian economic delegation underscored that they are ready for investment in the province.
The Italian investors further added that they will be accompanied by three Italian banks, which are going to finance the projects.
Late in December, Italian Foreign Minister Emma Bonino in a meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani stressed Iran’s key role in the region, and said her country is eager to use Tehran’s experiences and potentials in settling the regional crises.
During the meeting, Bonino said that “Italy while contributing to the promotion of Iran-Europe ties, hopes to be able to have joint cooperation with Iran in solving regional issues”.
“Italy is eager to expand cooperation with Iran in economic, industrial, energy, tourism, science and research domains,” she added.