Esfahan Governor General in a meeting with Portuguese Deputy Foreign Minister Jorge Costa Oliveira pointed to the vast relations between Iran and Portugal and said the JCPOA has paved the ground for expansion of ties between the two countries.
He expressed hope that Portuguese Deputy Foreign Minister’s visit to Iran would pave the way for deepening of relations between the two countries.
Zargarpour said Esfahan is the hub of the country’s industry and many large industries such as steel company, aircraft manufacturing, nuclear power and power plants are located in Esfahan.
He pointed to the agricultural potential of Esfahan and said Esfahan has a special place in agriculture and ranks first in the country for production of different types of agricultural products.
“With regard to the special position of agriculture in Portugal, Esfahan is ready to develop relations with provinces of your country in this field”, he added.
Pointing to the high potentials of Esfahan in tourism, Zargarpour expressed readiness for cooperation in this field.
Oliveira, for his part, said that Portugal has good experiences in the field of tourism and fifteen percent of revenue of Portugal is funded by tourism industry.
“I have traveled to the historic city of Esfahan to develop cooperation of Portuguese companies with economic activists of Esfahan especially in the field of tourism”, he said.
He further said that Portuguese people are very eager to visit historical monuments of Iran but the lack of direct flights between the two countries inhibits them to do so.
He expressed readiness for expansion of ties with Iran and investment of Portuguese companies in Esfahan.