Iranian President Hassan Rouhani plans to pay an official two-day visit to Austria to hold talks with the country's senior officials on ways to improve relations, particularly in the economic sector.
Heading a high-ranking politico-economic delegation, Rouhani will leave Tehran for Vienna on March 30 at the official invitation of Austrian President Heinz Fischer, Iranian president's deputy chief of staff for communications and information, Parviz Esmaeili, said on Sunday.
He added that the two sides are expected to finalize a roadmap for strengthening economic cooperation.
The Iranian president is scheduled to hold talks with his Austrian counterpart and Chancellor Werner Faymann. He will also attend an economic meeting in the presence of Fischer and economic activists as well as representatives of the two countries' private sectors, he said.
Esmaeili added that Iranian and Austrian officials will sign several documents for cooperation and memoranda of understanding in different fields in the presence of the two countries' presidents.
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 to improve Tehran-Vienna relations.
Fischer's trip to Tehran came 11 years after then president, Thomas Klestil, traveled to Tehran.
The exchange of visits between Iranian officials and world leaders are taking place following the implementation of the nuclear agreement, dubbed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which was reached between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries in July 2015.
After Iran and the P5+1 group of countries -- the United States, France, Britain, China and Russia plus Germany -- started to implement the JCPOA on January 16, all nuclear-related sanctions imposed on Iran by the European Union, the UN Security Council and the US were lifted. Iran has, in return, put some limitations on its nuclear activities.
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