Head of the Presidential Office French businessmen are well aware of the Iranian economy’s diverse potential Mohammad Nahavandian, who is also former head of the Iranian Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Mines, said that the visiting French 140 members business delegation should convey the message to their country’s statesmen that “there are serious grounds for cooperation with Iran which cannot be ignored”. Nahavandian addressed a meeting attended by the visiting French delegation and officials of the Iranian Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Mines. He also urged the Iranian businessmen to adopt similar approach in their interactions with Iranian authorities. He said that “The French businessmen are well aware of the Iranian economy’s diverse potential, and now they should resume the previous relations…access to the regional market is one of the features of the Iranian economy…Iran is the gateway to the neighboring countries’ market of 350 million (potential consumers). Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham welcomed the presence the French businessmen and described the visit as one of the outcomes of the implementation of the nuclear deal which has persuaded so many foreign companies to look for a bigger share from Iran’s lucrative market. “A French economic delegation is visiting Iran to get first hand information on economic capacities and investment opportunities in various economic sectors of Iran.” She added that various economic delegations from Europe have visited Iran in recent months and the visit of the French delegation is aimed at promoting interactions between private sectors of the two countries.