French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian will arrive in Tehran Sun. night to hold talks with senior Iranian officials on a plethora of topics concerning bilateral ties and regional issues.

The French embassy in Tehran had previously noted the presence of Le Drian at the opening ceremony of ‘The Louvre in Tehran’, an exhibition of more than 50 masterpieces from the iconic French museum to be displayed at the National Museum of Iran. The exhibition is set to open on March 5.

The trip will also prepare the grounds for the upcoming visit of President Macron to Iran.

In 2017, France was the second largest trade partner for Iran after Italy.