President’s Visit to Austria Postponed

President’s Visit to Austria PostponedPresident’s Visit to Austria Postponed

A two-day visit to the Austrian capital Vienna planned by President Hassan Rouhani has been put off to a more appropriate time.

President Rouhani’s trip to Austria has been postponed to create better conditions for the visit and the discussion of issues on which the two countries seek to reach agreement, IRNA reported on Tuesday.

The president was scheduled to embark on an official visit to Austria at the head of a high-ranking politico-economic delegation on Wednesday to hold talks with the country’s senior officials on ways of improving relations, particularly in the economic sector.

Rouhani’s Vienna visit was planned after an official invitation from Austrian President Heinz Fischer, during which the two countries were expected to finalize a roadmap for strengthening economic cooperation.

Iranian and Austrian officials were also expected to sign several documents and memoranda of understanding for cooperation in various fields.

The Austrian president paid a visit to Tehran in September 2015 at the head of a 240-member delegation with the purpose of discussing ways of improving Tehran-Vienna relations.

Fischer’s trip to Tehran came 11 years after the country’s former president, Thomas Klestil, traveled to Tehran.