TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - “Norwegian companies are willing to work in fisheries, agriculture, oil, gas, renewable energies and infrastructure projects. Norwegian companies have shown positive response to opening of Iranian market doors and Saga’s signing a deal with Iran shows the same issue,” she said.
On Wednesday, a Norwegian solar company signed a $4-billion investment deal with Iran just days after US President Donald Trump calls for isolating Tehran.
"Norway is fully committed to the JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) and this is proof that we have taken the opening very seriously, and we will see more investment very soon," AFP quoted Norway’s Ambassador to Tehran Lars Nordrum on Tuesday.
Nordrum made the comment during the signing ceremony of a deal between Norway's Saga Energy and Iran's Amin Energy Developers aimed at the installation of two gigawatts of solar panels in various locations in the country’s deserts.
The project is being financed by a consortium of European private and state investors.
"We hope to build a factory in Iran to build the panels so that we are also generating jobs," said Saga's development manager Gaute Steinkopf.
"I'd like to thank Norway, which has always been one of the best friends to Iran, for this exciting opportunity," said Amin’s head of international affairs, Saeid Zakeri.