According to Reuters:
A senior French economic and political delegation heads to Tehran on Sunday to lay the groundwork for the first business contracts between France and Iran since an accord to curb its nuclear program in July.
France's main business lobby group, the Medef, is sending a delegation comprising more than 100 firms to Iran, including companies such as oil major Total, planemaker Airbus and car manufacturer Peugeot.
The delegation includes most of France's CAC 40 companies, but also small and medium enterprises with sectors as wide-ranging as agriculture, finance, luxury goods, pharmaceuticals, construction and transport represented.
Heading it up are Agriculture Minister Stephane Le Foll and Trade Minister Matthias Fekl, who will open a new trade office in the Iranian capital on Sept. 22.COMMENTARY: It was predicted that European entities would show an interest in renewing economic ties with the Islamic Republic following the signing of a nuclear agreement, however the rush and scope of interest can still be characterized as remarkable.
It is regrettable that American domestic politics appear to preclude American business interests from participating full-force in this projected business bonanza.
Photos: Islamic Republic News Agency