President Rouhani to Visit Austria, Belgium

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is planned to travel to Austria and Belgium, while the Swiss president will also pay a visit to Tehran in the next few weeks, Iranian President’s Chief of Staff Mohammad Nahavandian announced.

Speaking at a television talk show on Saturday evening, Nahavandian said President Rouhani’s upcoming trip to Vienna and Brussels will take place at the invitation of those European countries.

Switzerland’s President Johann Schneider-Ammann will also come to Iran in the coming weeks, he added.

He further unveiled plans for the Japanese prime minister’s visit to Iran.

Last week, President Rouhani made a landmark visit to Europe, only days after a lasting nuclear deal between Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany) came into force.

After visiting top Italian officials in Rome and the Pope in the Vatican City, the Iranian president headed to Paris, where he received a warm welcome from President Francois Hollande.

Before the European tour, Chinese President Xi Jinping had paid an official visit to Iran aimed at boosting the traditional friendship and economic ties between Tehran and Beijing.

Since the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the international community has eagerly pursuit stronger relations with Iran, in the hope of taking the abundant business opportunities available in a nation of 80 million people.

By Tasnim News Agency