0343 GMT May 20, 2019
In a meeting with officials of Aras Free Trade-Industrial Zone in Tabriz, East Azarbaijan Province, Véronique Petit further said that private Belgian companies have successfully identified the opportunities available for economic cooperation in Iran after Iran's nuclear deal and chose their potential partners, IRNA reported.
She hoped that by creating the necessary mechanism and improving the international ambience, these companies will begin the planned joint projects.
The objective of the ambassador's visit to Aras Free Zone is to get more familiar with the potentials of the region in order to maintain and enhance economic cooperation between the two countries under the sanctions.
"Free zones of Iran which have special legal capacity can facilitate cooperation with other countries and make it easier to deal with sanctions," she stated.
Pointing to Europeans' attention to Iran's free zones in order to develop technology and promote production in these areas, she said, in this new perspective, Iran's free zones are not the target markets for exporting goods, but are considered special production bases.