Tehran (MTI) – Hungary’s House Speaker László Kövér held talks with his Iranian counterpart Ali Larijani and met Iranian President Hasan Rouhani in Tehran on Saturday.
The visit, the first one a Hungarian House speaker paid to Iran since Hungary’s transition to democracy, is aimed at boosting inter-parliamentary relations, Kövér told a press conference.
Kövér and Larijani agreed that Hungarian investors would have a good chance for cooperation with Iran in railway construction, water management, environmental protection, waste management, the pharmaceutical industry and the manufacture of vehicles and vehicle parts.
Kövér welcomed that Iran would participate in the Budapest Water Summit scheduled for late November.
The House speaker said that over 4,000 Iranian students had graduated from Hungarian universities and colleges, and 1,100 are studying in Hungary today.
President Rouhani hailed “historic” and “friendly” relations dating back to hundreds of years between the two nations.
Kövér welcomed the foreign policy opening announced by the Iranian leadership and Iran’s efforts to restore good relations with the international community.
“The nuclear deal opened a chance for Iran to return to the international community as a member strengthening global peace and security. Hungary has since the very beginning supported all steps to ease political tension, build confidence and promote the implementation of the comprehensive and final nuclear deal. Hungary has strived to maintain continuous dialogue even during the period of embargo,” Kövér said.