Tehran, Iran, Jan. 31
By Mehdi Sepahvand -- Trend:
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is going to visit Austria and Belgium in coming weeks following official invitations from these two countries, Iran's Presidential Office Director Mohammad Nahavandian said.
"We are going to have foreign officials visiting Iran and vice versa," he said in reference to Iran's post-JCPOA agenda, adding, "in coming weeks the president of Switzerland (President of the Swiss Confederation Johann Schneider-Ammann) will visit Iran," IRIB TV reported January 30.
Commenting on Rouhani's recent trips to Italy and France, he said the trips showed that foreign companies are very willing to work with Iran.
Rouhani wrapped up his four-day visit to Italy and France by leaving Paris for Tehran on January 27.
During his visit to Italy, he started a serious start-up in the two countries' relations in political, economic, cultural, tourism, scientific and technological fields.
Iran and Italy signed a total of 14 memoranda of understanding (MoUs) and the two countries agreed on a cooperation roadmap for joint cooperation.
President Rouhani was accompanied by a group of activists of Iran's private sector during his visit to Rome.
During his visit to France, the Iranian president met with his French counterpart Francois Hollande.
Iran and France signed 20 cooperation pacts while the two countries' private sectors signed over 10 cooperation pacts.
Nahavandian explained that during Rouhani's European tour, one of the main kinds of the document signed between Iran on one side and Italy and French on one on separate occasions was roadmaps about economic relations.
He said rather than short-term, limited agreements, the roadmaps lay out Iran's economic relations with partners over long periods, aimed at ensuring sustainable development and immunity from sanctions.
Iran was freed from years-long sanctions after the JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, Iran's nuclear deal with six world powers) came into force on January 16.