News ID: 153390
Published: 0302 GMT June 17, 2016

Tehran, Bern to promote mutual cooperation

Tehran, Bern to promote mutual cooperation

Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister for American and European Affairs Majid Takht Ravanchi discussed Iran’s ties with Switzerland in a meeting with Swiss Foreign Minister Didier Burkhalter on Friday.

The two sides also exchanged views on regional developments as well as implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), IRNA reported.

Takht Ravanchi emphasized that the Swiss party should fully implement its commitments, especially in the banking sector.

Burkhalter also voiced Switzerland’s preparedness to boost relations with Iran and promote cooperation in the regional developments.

Political talks


The Iranian deputy foreign minister met Secretary of State at the Swiss Foreign Ministry Yves Rossier in Bern on Thursday for a round of Iran-Switzerland political talks, as part of a road map to the promotion of Tehran-Bern relations.

The negotiations involved three working groups discussing bilateral relations, regional developments and mutual cooperation in the judicial and human rights fields.

Aside from Takht Ravanchi and Rossier, senior experts from the two sides also held talks on the political and economic ties, regional issues, countering terrorism and fighting Islamophobia and the process of implementation of the JCPOA.

At the end of the talks, the interlocutors expressed satisfaction with the constructive talks and called for the continuation of such meetings to pave the way for the implementation of agreements between Iran and Switzerland.

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