Mohammad Javad Zarif, who has been nominated to continue to serve as foreign minister in President Hassan Rouhani’s second term, said on Saturday economic diplomacy and the boosting of ties with neighboring countries will be the Foreign Ministry’s top two priorities in the next four years.
The presence of foreign delegations in Alborz Province and the conclusion of 22 contracts and memoranda of understanding with them indicates Iran’s stability and security, said Alborz Province governor general on Sunday.
Two major Indian conglomerates have bid for supplying key equipment for the strategic Chabahar Port in Iran, while process is on to expand the financial eligibility criteria to attract more bidders, an official said.
Industry and mine sectors drew 42 percent of the foreign investment in Iran following the implementation of Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in January 2016, said the director general of Foreign Investment Office of Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade.
Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade has drawn foreign investment to the tune of $2.2 billion since President Hassan Rouhani assumed office in August 2013, said the ministry's director general of Foreign Investment Office.