Stating that Iranian people have great interest in Austrian goods, Dr. Zargarpour asserted, "Presence of more than 30000 Iranians in Austria especially in important positions makes our relations stronger."
He stressed on further cooperation between two countries and declared, "We are ready to develop economic ties between Esfahan and Austria."
Dr. Zargarpour stated, "Some western countries with widespread propaganda against Iran, its progresses and its people tell big lies to the world."
He said, "Your viewpoint towards these lies are important for us and your independent stances will help to develop the relations."
Pointing to his trip to Austria in the position of deputy minister of energy, the governor general said that he has visited the water plans and water softener systems of Austria and also 100-year-old excavation equipments that are preserved in the museum.
He asserted, "A fair look at the nuclear program of Iran reveals that nuclear issue is only an excuse."
He added that a country with 4000-year-long civilization will never use weapons of mass destruction.
Dr. Zargarpour continued, "Our 4000-year-old civilization is based on peace and friendship and our culture and religion don't allow us to use these weapons."
Referring to his meeting with the leaders of different religions in Esfahan, the governor general said that despite baseless propaganda of the West against Iran, the Christians, Jews and Muslims are living together peacefully.
He continued, "Women constitute 60% of the capacity of universities of Iran but the West tries to induce the opposite of this subject."
The governor general expressed hope that the Austrian authorities would try to dispel these baseless rumors and play their roles properly.
Reinhold Lopatka, State Secretary of Austria Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs, said that the stability of Iran is very valuable and Iran and Austria are very close together culturally.
He continued, "I've never seen the beauties of Esfahan in other cities of the world and these beauties are rooted in the rich culture of this region."
He added, "I hope I do not get too old to forget the memories of my trip to Esfahan."
He expressed satisfaction with electing Dr Rouhani as the president of Iran and said, "We look at the future."
He mentioned, "Appropriate efforts have been carried out to improve world's relations with Iran and Austria cannot make decision by itself and must reach agreement in decision- making with 28 countries in the EU."
Reinhold Lopatka Said, "It is very important to deal with certain projects, tourism and preparation for training and conveying experiences" then added, "Austria has high capability and successful experiences in waste recycling industry and sewage system."
Director General of protocol department suggested to hold culture and tourism week in Vienna and declared governorship readiness to host 15 Austrian tourism companies.