TEHRAN, March 13, YJC - Iranian Ambassador to Sweden Rasoul Mohajer said that Iranian planes refueling issues in Sweden would be settled in next few weeks.
TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club
He touched on refusal of Swedish Arlanda Airport (run by British BP) to provide fuel for Iranian planes, and said, "Over last months, Swedish government has pressed the company to fix the problem and it will be sorted out in next 2-3 weeks at most.”
He further referred to major European banks’ fear of interaction with Iran due to US penalties, and said despite the concerns, Europe is ready to implement the JCPOA and economic-political interactions with Iran.
The Iranian envoy added that Iran is the most important regional partner for Sweden.
Earlier in February, Swedish truck-maker Scania signed an agreement to deliver 1,350 buses to Iran.
The agreement was signed in the presence of Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven who headed a high-ranking delegation to Iran.
Lofven and Scania CEO Henrik Henriksson oversaw the signing of the agreement in principle with Iran’s Shahr-e Atiyeh investment company and the province of Isfahan.
Under the deal, Scania is about to supply Isfahan with 350 buses and four other major Iranian cities with 1,000 more units, providing them with sustainable transport solutions.
The first of these new buses will be in operation at the end of 2017, the truck marker said in a press release. Shahr-e Atiyeh will provide financing for 1000 of the buses.
Iran is one of Scania’s top ten global markets. The company has been in operation in the country since 2000 through Oghab Afshan, a privately-owned partner and distributor of buses.
The Swedish company has undertaken to develop solutions for minimum emissions in the country where air pollution is a major problem in big cities, claiming lives and affecting quality life and business activity.
"Together with our partners, we have a strong presence in Iran with comprehensive industrial operations and an extensive service network," Henriksson said.
"We look forward to developing this market even further to provide the best services and sustainable transport solutions to our customers," he added.