In anticipation of relaxed international sanctions on Iran, a delegation of top French companies are to visit Iran next month.

Reuters reports that the head of France’s employers’ union said the delegation of France’s biggest companies will seek greater business relations with Iran.

French businesses had extensive operations in Iran but had to curb them in recent years due to strict sanctions.

The visit by companies such as Safran and Alstom is reportedly scheduled for February 2 – 5.

Reuters reports that Peugeot and Renault have already sent executives to Iran for an automotive conference.