Rouhani hails ‘new chapter’ in Iranian-French ties

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has hailed “a new chapter” in French-Iranian relations during his visit to Paris to discuss trade ties.
Mr Rouhani hopes to agree several deals, including with European aircraft manufacturer Airbus for 100 planes.
Meanwhile, French carmaker Peugeot said it had agreed a joint venture in Iran worth €400m ($436m; £304m).
Mr Rouhani’s Europe tour comes after the lifting of international sanctions over Iran’s nuclear programme.
Mr Rouhani’s five-day visit to Italy and France is the first by an Iranian president in nearly two decades.
Iranian diplomats had reportedly requested that no wine be served at Mr Rouhani’s lunch meeting with French President Francois Hollande, leading French officials to postpone the meeting until after lunch.


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