Iran's Culture Minister Abbas Salehi, who was speaking in a meeting with Austria's deputy foreign minister for cultural affairs in Tehran, further referred to the 90 years of diplomatic ties between Iran and Austria and said that President Hassan Rouhani's recent visit to Vienna indicates the deep political ties between the two countries, IRNA wrote.
He added that Iran's Embassy in Austria and Austria's Cultural Association in Iran have made great efforts to develop cultural ties.
Salehi noted, "We are eager to continue and deepen the ties since the development of cultural and artistic relations will pave the way for more sustainable relations."
Art, science, literature and culture are the fields that Iran and Austria can cooperate on, he said, adding that although Iran has a good status in all, its literature is also world-renowned.
Salehi pointed to some Austrian universities which included Persian language as an optional language on their syllabus, adding that it was a good move to propagate Persian language.
The Austrian official said that she is visiting Iran to follow the cultural agreements made during the Iranian president's trip to the European country.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Austria pays special attention to cultural activities, she said, adding that it has almost 6,000 to 7,000 joint cultural projects with other countries.
Austrian capital, Vienna plans to host the 8th round of Iran-Austria interfaith dialogue next year.