Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has said Tehran and Hungary can enjoy peaceful nuclear cooperation.
Speaking in a meeting with the visiting Speaker of Hungary’s National Assembly László Kövér, Rouhani said his government had based its foreign policy on expanding relations with friendly countries.
Hungary’s competencies in the field of industry and agriculture has created proper bases for the expansion of Tehran-Budapest ties, Rouhani noted.
He also emphasized the implementation of the eight documents that were signed when Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orbán visited Iran last year.
According to the documents, Tehran and Budapest will boost their political consultations and promote their cooperation in the fields of economy, investment, tourism as well as cultural, scientific and educational exchanges. The two sides will also cooperate on health, medicine and communications technology.
Iran and the Hungarian multinational oil and gas company MOL in late October launched a new round of negotiations to sign a long-term oil deal.
According to traders and shipping data, MOL had commissioned a cargo of 140,000 tons of Iranian heavy crude oil for Oct. 23.