During Swedish Commissioner’s meeting with the Managing Director of Maku Free Zone, the first steps were taken to increase trade relations between Maku free zone and Sweden.
According to Maku free zone organization’s public relations and international affairs, Magnus Almen, Senior Commercial Officer of Sweden in Iran, during a meeting with Managing Director of Maku Free Zone Organization, announced his country's interest in developing trade and economic relations with Maku Free Zone.
Referring to the history of relations between Iran and Sweden, he emphasized the necessity of developing and expanding business relations, saying that strengthening relations between Maku free zone and Sweden could be beneficial for both sides.
He underscored the investment potentials of Maku Free Zone and said: "Unfortunately, the sanctions have affected the relations between Iran and Sweden, but, luckily, we are about to resume trade and economic relations between the two countries.
The Swedish trade official called Maku Free Zone as a strategic region in the Iranian entry from Europe by saying that: “This region has the best position to export goods to the Black Sea countries and Europe.”
Saying that Swedish economic activists, especially in the field of agriculture and animal husbandry will be familiarized with the capacities of Maku Free Zone, Almen expressed that he would like to invite agricultural activists to visit Maku Free Zone.
Managing director of Maku Free Zone Organization announced the zone’s support of Swedish investors and said, Maku Free Zone has prepared the necessary infrastructure for foreign investment.
Conversion of Maku free zone airport to an international airport, construction of an export terminal, border markets, industrial towns, as well as favorable weather and climate conditions for agriculture and livestock, have provided investment opportunities for Swedish traders in this area, Frouzan continued.
He added: transformation of traditional livestock into modern ones accompanied with the environmental features, the use of knowledge and experience of Sweden in the field of agriculture and animal husbandry is important for Maku Free Zone.