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EghtesadOnline: Deputy Finnish Minister of Labor and Economy Petri Peltonen said that Iran and Finland have grounds for cooperation in the fields of mining and energy, as two important sectors of economy.

He made the remarks on Sunday in a gathering dubbed as: “Acquaintance with Iran-Finland mining cooperation opportunities' in the venue of Iranian Mines & Mining Industries Development & Renovation Organization (IMIDRO), IRNA reported.

President of Finland Sauli Niinisto met with President Rouhani in Tehran on October 2016 and four Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) were signed in the presence of the two presidents in the fields of energy, communication and technology, environment and investment.

Peltonen underlined that the second presence of Finnish companies here in Iran indicates intention of both states to increase cooperation level.

Research activities of the two countries in the field of geology have prepared appropriate ground for cooperation and a MoU was already signed in this regard.

Peltonen reminded that Finland is a mining country and Iran is also a prominent country in this sector, so there exist good capacities for cooperation between the two states in this sector.

He announced that Iran’s Energy Minister Hamid Chitchian is due to visit Finland in March and it is expected that in addition to cooperation issue in the sector of energy, the two countries will also discuss mine sector as well.

Iran's Customs Office figures indicates that the value of Iranian export to Finland in the past 10 months of this year was $315,260 and imports from Finland stood at $123,615,789.

The one day gathering ended its work on Sunday afternoon.

Iran is planning for $30 billion investment in the mining industry sector within the framework of the sixth development plan.

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