Iran, Austria Discuss Scientific Cooperation
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Vice-President for Science and Technology Affairs Sorena Sattari in a meeting with Austrian President Heinz Fischer in Vienna discussed closer scientific and technological cooperation between the two countries.
The meeting, held on Friday, came during Sattari's trip to Austria to attend an international conference on investment in Iran.
During his stay in Austria, the Iranian vice president signed two contracts with European companies, one on the production of a new-generation engine and another on the transfer of technology and designing an advanced center for testing vehicle emission.
A number of other Iranian officials, including Minister of Industry, Mine, and Trade Mohammad Reza Nematzadeh and a high-ranking delegation of industry owners, were also in Austria to attend the conference.
The promising prospect of trade with Iran after the conclusion of nuclear talks between Tehran and world powers has prompted major European countries to explore the market potential in the Middle East nation.
Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany) on July 14 reached a conclusion on a lasting nuclear agreement that would terminate all sanctions imposed on Tehran over its nuclear energy program after coming into force.