Austrian president 'likely' to visit Iran this year

By REUTERS
April 16, 2015 11:44

 
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VIENNA - Austrian President Heinz Fischer will probably visit Iran this year and may take a business delegation along should Tehran clinch a definitive deal with world powers over its nuclear policy, he told a newspaper.

Fischer, who has a largely ceremonial role, accepted in principle a year ago an invitation to visit Iran in what would be the first trip for years by a Western head of state.

Business leaders see the thaw with Iran as a potentially big opportunity to improve commercial ties once crippling economic sanctions over Iran's contested nuclear program ease.

A tentative deal between Iran and six world powers was reached in Switzerland on April 2, aimed at clearing the way for a final settlement on June 30.

"Now that a framework agreement with Iran exists, a trip in the second half of 2015 has become likely," Fischer told the Wiener Zeitung in an interview published on Thursday.

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