Hungary and Iran expand their nuclear cooperation said Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó on Friday's press conference in Budapest.
Szijjártó held talks with Vice-President of Iran and the Head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Ali Akbar Salehi in Budapest. Szijjártó stressed that Hungary continues to expand nuclear cooperation with Iran and accelerate the training of Iranian students - currently, 1,100 Iranian students study in Hungarian universities, which number can be further increased.
The two sides agreed to boost scientific-research and cooperation in use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes. The two sides explore ways to expand Hungarian companies’ participation in the exploration of Iran's oil resources.
The Iranian vice-president suggested to Hungarian researchers in his speech at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences to jointly develop Small Nuclear Power Reactors (25 MW).
The Iranian politician stressed that small nuclear reactors have great export potential; demand in Asia and Africa for those reactors can grow exponentially. He also stressed that if this small but significant project succeeds, it may open new avenues in many other areas in bilateral cooperation between the two countries.
(MTI – mno.hu – hungarianambiance.com)