Iran launches biggest ever Mideast energy exhibition
13 May, 2017
Iran opened on 6 May a major energy exhibition in Tehran with the participation of 1,500 foreign companies from 37 countries, news wires reported. The 22nd Iran International Oil, Gas, Refining and Petrochemical Exhibition is aimed at showcasing the country's latest technical achievements and attracting foreign investments. The exhibition is considered the biggest in the Middle East and major companies from China, Russia, Japan, the Netherlands, France, Britain, Italy, Spain, Turkey, South Korea and Australia have attended the event.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said that the administration of President Hassan Rouhani has paid serious attention to development of oil and gas fields. “The administration of Rouhani has also kept strong focus on developing joint oilfields, which is very important for the country's interests,” Larijani was quoted as saying. He also pointed out that Iran's petrochemical sector enjoys great potential which needs to be heeded.