Minister of roads and urban development said on Monday during his recent visit to France he held talks with top aviation industrialists.
Abbas Akhundi made the remarks on the sidelines of a ceremony to launch the construction of a highway.
He said that due to sanctions during the past decades Iran has just managed to buy second-hand planes, noting the renovation of the national air fleet is an absolute necessity.
The minister said that in Paris Air Show the Iranian officials for the first time held talks with world aviation industrialist and manufacturers of small planes for domestic flights, as well as mid-range and long-range planes.
‘All the aviation industrialists and plane parts manufacturers enthusiastically welcomed negotiations and arrangements made for the deals so that in parallel with progress at Iran- G5+1 diplomatic talks new plane purchases will be finalized,’ he added.
Akhundi said that Western companies’ comprehensive data on the status of the Iranian markets shows that they are well aware of the Iranian market’s potential and that the French private sector welcomed expansion of economic ties.