Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will arrive in France on Wednesday for the second leg of his state visit to Europe, after three days in Italy. Mr Rouhani is expected to secure valuable trade deals following the lifting of international sanctions over Iran’s nuclear programme. Among them is a likely agreement with French aircraft manufacturer Airbus for more than 100 new aircrafts. As well as a deal for Airbus planes, contracts are likely to be signed with car manufacturers Peugeot and Renault, Mr Rouhani told reporters on Monday. Mr Rouhani will also visit French President François Hollande. Mr Rouhani’s five day visit to Italy and France is the first by an Iranian president in nearly two decades, as the Iranian president seeks to rebuild economic ties and secure new trade deals.