The Ambassador and his staff made a presentation for the GCE NODE Iranian Network that emphasized Iran’s investor-friendly climate.
“We have established a number of free zones with tax exemption and other strong incentives for foreign investors. We offer endless investments opportunities”, said Aliresa Ghasemi, Counselor at the Embassy of Iran in Oslo.
Petroleum and natural gas are two of the predominate resources in Iran. The republic is holds 11 percent of the global oil reserves and 18 percent of the global natural gas reserves.
“Currently there are 62 onshore oil fields, 16 offshore oil fields, 20 onshore gas fields and 2 offshore gas fields in operations”, said Ghasemi.
He also pointed at great opportunities within aquaculture.
HIGHER EDUCATION AND SPENDING POWER
Ole Johan Sandvær at Innovation Norway praised the Iranian Embassy’s work to assist Norwegian businesses re-enter the Iranian market after EU lifted sanctions.
“Iran is a large country with a sizeable population of 80 million people with spending power. It is a well-educated nation, with more than 4 million university students, of which half is women”, said Sandvær.
He stressed the importance of local content and encouraged Norwegian companies to establish a business in the capital Tehran.