Larijani thanks Austrian gov’t for hosting nuclear negotiations

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Ali Larijani expressed hope that the Tehran visit by the Austrian president would be a turning point in bilateral relations between Tehran and Vienna.

Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani Tuesday thanked the Austrian government for hosting Iran nuclear talks, saying that with its independent stand and important status in the European Union, Austria was a longstanding venue for the international conventions.

Larijani made the remarks in a meeting with visiting Austrian President Heinz Fischer.

The speaker said that the Islamic Republic of Iran welcomes the positive role that European countries play in international developments.

He expressed hope that the Tehran visit by the Austrian president would be a turning point in bilateral relations.

Larijani said that at present a special parliamentary committee is reviewing the nuclear deal and after that Iranian lawmakers will express their views about the accord.

The Austrian president said his Tehran visit is a clear signal of Austria’s willingness to promote mutual cooperation with Iran, adding that the doors of the European Union are open for dialogue about the ways to boost cooperation on important regional and international issues.

Fischer said that Austria takes pride in hosting the nuclear talks.

He said that with a nuclear deal now in place, it’s time to make every effort to expand economic cooperation in keeping with mutual interests.

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