0321 GMT February 19, 2018
Iran's Chargé d'Affaires to the Czech Republic Ali Akbar Jokar and Governor General of Liberec Province Martin Půta in a meeting explored avenues to bolster and strengthen bilateral ties, Fars News Agency reported.
"Liberec is capable of being Iran's partner thanks to its special scientific and technical infrastructures," Půta said during the meeting.
The Czech official further pointed to Liberec's high potentials and its cooperation with Iran in industrial and crystal fields, and hoped to broaden ties in the sectors.
During his trip to the city, Jokar also visited vice-chancellor of Liberec University and the chairman of Liberec Chamber of Commerce.
Both sides agreed on exchanging students at the PhD level, conducting joint research and granting sabbatical leaves to university professors.
In relevant remarks in mid-October, Iranian Energy Minister Hamid Chitchian in a meeting with First Vice President of the Senate of the Czech Republic Premysl Sobotka in Tehran called for boosting cooperation between the two countries on renewable energies.
"The history of cooperation between Iran and the Czech Republic dates back to a long time ago and we are currently cooperating on the construction of Khoda-Afarin hydroelectric power plant in Northwestern Iran," Chitchian said.
Chitchian and Sobotka also discussed the capacities of the two countries in the water and electricity sectors.
The Iranian energy minister welcomed the participation of Czech companies in financing or constructing waste-fuel power plants in Iran.