Austrian Ambassador Keen on Boosting Ties with Kish

Kish Island, May 8, 2019- KFZO Managing Director has met with Austrian Ambassador in Kish Free Zone Organization on the expansion of trade, tourism, scientific, and cultural ties.

According to the Public Relations and International Affairs Department of Kish Free Zone Organization, during the meeting, held on Monday morning, the two sides discussed means of enhancing trade and investment ties between Austria and Kish Island.

Dr. Mozaffari, referred to the good background of the relations between Iran and Austria, as well as the appropriate facilities and infrastructure of Kish Island to develop multilateral cooperation with Austria, and said: " According to the road map for Iran and Austria (approved in 2016), the development of joint cooperation And in the long-term in the bilateral, regional and multilateral areas, Kish Island is ready to begin extensive cooperation with Austria."

"Kish is an environment-friendly island, it is interested in taking advantage of the Austrian experience in the field of environmental protection, in particular, the recycling sector," he added.

He hailed Austrian economic activities adding: "Apart from economic issues, Austria has a special place for us as a cultural country, and we are keen to have extensive cooperation with Austria in organizing exhibitions and cultural events."

Meanwhile, the Austrian ambassador Dr. Stephen Schultz praised the ties between the two countries, expressing the embassy's readiness to work alongside Kish officials to further advance relations across multiple sectors.

He hailed the hospitality of KFZO official and said that he was really delighted with the visit to Kish Island. "Austria and Iran are the two cultural powers in the world," he said, adding: "clean energy and renewable energy are part of the Austrian economy and a major part of Green Eco-Investments as well.'

"In Kish Island, implementation of some environmental projects is important as a model for other cities in Iran and the region", added Stefan Scholz.

He emphasized the need for expanding the cooperation in ecotourism, saying that in this context, Austria has a strategic role and there is another partnership between two countries, such as the Vienna High School of Tourism and the Institute in Tehran is taking shape jointly by the two countries.

PR & Int'l Affairs Department- KFZO