The MoU was signed during a visit to the museum by the ICHHTO Chief Massoud Soltanifar and his deputy for handicrafts and traditional arts, Bahman Namvar Motlaq, Tasnim News Agency reported.
Based on the MoU, the two sides agreed upon mutual cooperation in such fields as archeology and local arts.
The Iranian officials, who made the visit at the invitation of the president of the Louvre Jean-Luc Martinez, also toured different parts of the museum including the history of Persia and the Islamic art sections.
The MoU was signed hours before the arrival of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in the French capital on a historic visit.
Rouhani, accompanied by a high-ranking delegation, arrived in Paris on Wednesday afternoon after visiting the Italian capital of Rome and the Vatican City.MG