Tehran governor-General: Iran, Austria resolved to promote bilateral ties

Tehran, May 28, IRNA : Tehran Governor-General Hossein Hashemi said on Saturday that Iran and Austria are determined to further deepen relations in different areas.

Hashemi made the remarks in a meeting in Tehran with visiting Vienna Mayor Michael H�upl. Referring to a landmark nuclear deal reached in Vienna last year between Iran and the six world powers, Hashemi said that signing the deal in the Austrian capital left a good memory for the Iranians. Iran's security in the most chaotic region of the Middle East indicates the key role of people to safeguard national security, Hashemi said. He hoped that the international campaign against terrorism already begun would eliminate Daesh terrorist group from the region. With a 14-million population, Tehran provides the country with 50% of its tax revenues and carries out 80% of Iran's exports of technical and engineering services, Tehran governor-general said. Renovation of the province's industries, creating high tech industrial towns with the participation of foreign investors, building plants for the waste water treatment and joining the city of Tehran to other cities of the province through railway are among Tehran's top priorities, he added. Hashemi noted that Tehran enjoys high capacities for investment in different areas, such as transportation, waste water treatment, tourism and sports. In the meantime, Vienna mayor said that a main cause of his visit to Tehran is to boost tourism. Underlining the need to renovate transport system, standardize disposal of waste materials, and ensuring energy security, H�upl called for international cooperation to stem degradation of environment.