The Czech Republic and Iran are hoping to cooperate more closely in the area of nuclear safety and a meeting between both countries nuclear energy watchdog authorities is planned for later this year, Deputy Industry and Trade Minister Eduard Muřický said at a seminar on Wednesday discussing possibilities of trade with Iran after the lifting of economic sanctions. Czech State Nuclear Safety Authority chairwoman Dana Drábová confirmed to ČTK that a meeting with Ali Akbar Salehi, the head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, is being planned. No definite date has been set. Industry and Trade Minister Jan Mládek issued an invitation to Salehi during his visit to Iran in January. In September last year, Czech Foreign Minister Lubomír Zaorálek visited Iran in the accompaniment of a business mission. Czech business representatives may also find opportunities in Iran in the area of mining of raw materials, the petrochemical industry, engineering and aircraft industry, Deputy Foreign Minister Martin Tlapa said at Wednesday's seminar.
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