Director General of the Ministry of Welfare and Social Security for international affairs Hamed Forouzan expressed Tehran’s readiness in a meeting with the Finnish Ambassador to Iran Kari Kahiluoto and the counsellor for foreign affairs of Finland’s Foreign Ministry on Friday.
Forouzan described long-term relations between Finland and Iran as a good opportunity to expand cooperation in different trade and economic fields, IRNA reported quoting the official website of Iran Ministry of Cooperatives, Labour and Social Welfare.
He further hoped the Finnish ambassador in Tehran will facilitate dispatching the Iranian specialized workforce to his respective country.
There are over 170 employment agencies in Iran active in sending laborers to foreign countries, the Iranian official said, adding that one of the agencies gives services in Helsinki.
Based on statistics, around 7,000 Iranians are working in research and scientific fields in Finland, he noted.
Forouzan also mentioned that the Iranian workforce is young and specialized, which can be a good opportunity for the European country.
He further hoped that establishing offices to provide Iranian workforce with employment services can pave the way for speeding up the procedures for absorbing Iranian laborers in Finland.