Esfahan Governor General in a meeting with President of French National Assembly Claude Bartolone said Esfahan is a center for production of gold, steel, milk, chicken, egg, and oil derivatives which also homes some of best universities and peaceful nuclear plants of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
“Esfahan is in partnership with fourteen cities across the world and we are also willing to accept sisterhood of one of French cities with Esfahan to develop technological and cultural relations,” Zargarpour said.
He also referred to air routes between Esfahan many cities around the world, especially opened after the successful implementation of the JCPOA, and called for establishment of a direct route between one of French cities and Esfahan to improve tourism industry of both countries.
“Good agreements were made during the visit of the French Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, Ségolène Royal, to Esfahan and Esfahan is willing to expand cooperation in areas of reducing air pollution, and resolving water and irrigation problem,” he said.
Bartolone, for his part, referred to the vast potentials of cooperation between Iran and France and reassured that the two countries can have good interaction in the areas of water, agriculture, and environment.
“The visit of the French Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, Ségolène Royal, to Iran was in pursuance with developing interactions,” reassured Bartolone, “water crisis is the problem of many countries and as a result joint meetings are necessary to address the issue.”
Saying that many French investors and culture-lovers are eager to travel to Esfahan, Bartolone speculated that French visitors are a big part of travelers to Esfahan.
“We have to believe that tourism not only helps economy flourish but also establishes peace and serenity in the world,” asserted the French top parliamentarian.