The head of Tehran’s nuclear program, Iranian Vice President Ali Akbar Salehi, is set to meet the head of the Czech Republic’s nuclear watchdog on May 3.
The meeting comes on the second day of a two-day visit to Prague focusing on possible business deals following the lifting of international sanctions under a nuclear accord with world powers. Salehi visited also the Institute of Nuclear Research in Řež, near Prague
Lubomír Zaorálek, Minister of Foreign Affairs, said after their meeting that nuclear energy cooperation with Tehran “represents a huge opportunity” for the Czech Republic. Sobotka for his part welcomed the nuclear agreement between Iran and P5+1 and said that the Czech Republic is ready to cooperate with Iran on nuclear safety.
The Czech Republic plans to build more nuclear reactors and there are good grounds for cooperation between the two countries in fields of energy, mining and commerce.
“I was really astonished and bewildered by the level of the advancement of your scientists at this very sensitive and important technology. We have decided to start on few projects and then build up as we move and proceed in time and try to expand this cooperation in the nuclear technology further and further”, Salehi said.