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Tehran Hosts Tech Meeting With Austria

Iranian and Austrian officials met to discuss technology ties in Tehran.
Iranian and Austrian officials met to discuss technology ties in Tehran.

The first meeting of Iran-Austria Working Group on Technology was held in Tehran within the framework of a five-year roadmap.

The session was attended by Ali Morteza Birang, the science and technology vice presidency’s deputy for international affairs, and Austrian Ambassador to Iran Friedrich Stift on October 11, Mehr News Agency reported.

Iran is working to bring its technology sector up to globally recognized levels. Its main aim is to build a new hub for technology to serve the wider region in the long run.

“Vast opportunities exist for cooperation between Iran and Austria in numerous areas,” he said.

“On the basis of the Iran-Austria five-year roadmap, the two sides will collaborate in areas of environment, mining and renewable energy technologies, while much room exists for further bilateral cooperation in solar energy and energy efficiency sectors.”

Speaking in the same meeting, Stift said the first Austrian banks will be established in Iran to elevate banking relations between the two parties.

The Austrian ambassador noted that delegations will also be exchanged between Tehran and Vienna to visit each other’s universities and scientific institutions. He voiced his country’s willingness to bolster ties with Iran in a variety of fields like incinerators, pollution, transport and biology.

Stift further invited Birang to make an official visit to Austria while a delegation of his country will travel to Tehran by the end of the current year to observe the Iranian aerospace achievements.

The meeting was attended by Iranian and Australian officials who agreed to define bilateral projects and sign agreements.


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