Baku, Azerbaijan, May 2
By Emil Ilgar - Trend:
Head of the Iranian Atomic Energy Organization Ali Akbar Salehi has started his visit to the Czech Republic.
"Salehi will visit Slovakia as well. He will negotiate with officials and visit the nuclear facilities in those countries," Behrouz Kamalvandi, spokesman for the Iranian Atomic Energy Organization, told ISNA news agency May 2.
Earlier, the official website of the Czech Republic's Foreign Ministry reported that the Foreign Minister Lubomír Zaorálek will hold talks with Salehi, who will be visiting the country on May 2-3.
"His visit will take place within the framework of the conclusion of nuclear agreement with Iran (JCPOA or Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action), subsequent easing of international sanctions and shared interest in boosting the Czech-Iranian relations," the report added.
The report said Salehi will also meet with the Czech Minister of Trade and Industry Jan Mládek and will be received by Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka.
He will also hold talks with the Head of the State Office for Nuclear Safety Dana Drábová.
"The meetings will focus on enhancing cooperation in the field of nuclear energy, as closer collaboration within this area may contribute to broader international control of Iranian nuclear program and to strengthening the bilateral relations and mutual trust," read the foreign ministry's message.
The message said the current developments in the Middle East are another major topic to be discussed during the meetings.