OUR OFFICE OPENS IN IRAN
Iran remains one of the most safe and steady Middle East country, and that fact provides extended guarantees to our foreign partners. The country has oil reserves at its disposal — 175 billion barrels (9th place in the world) — and gas — 34 trillion cubic metres (18 percent of the worldwide amount), alongside with that, it borders with 15 countries, 12 of which also possess their own reserves of oil and gas. The laws of Iran securely protect the rights of investors and willingly grant them various benefits, especially when working in free economic zones and the regions which are difficult of access.
Returned back to the investment map of the world, Iran is of indubitable interest to foreign business including our company. The advantages of the present-day Iran for foreign investors are obvious. The country occupies an advantageousgeographical location: in the north there is an outlet to the Caspian Sea and in the south through the Persian Gulf and the Arabian Sea — to the ocean. There are 80 million people living in Iran (19th place in the world). It is a well-educated and young population: 65 percent of the citizens of the country are under 35 years old. The share of the literate is higher than in the neighbouring countries: it comprises 87 percent of the whole population and 99 percent in the age group of15-24 years.