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Iranian, Swiss presidents stress cementing inclusive ties

Presidents of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Swiss Confederation met late on Monday in Bern and discussed ways of developing relations between the two countries in all fields of mutual interest.

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Tue 03 - July 2018 - 08:13

In a meeting with President Alain Berset of Switzerland that took place in Hotel Bellevue Palace in Bern the two presidents stressed that there are not obstacles on the way of deepening Tehran-Bern relations.

Stressing that relations between Iran and Switzerland have always been amicable, Dr Hassan Rouhani said: "Such a groundwork paves the way for development of bilateral relations in various fields and we should make more attempts in this regard".

He also went on to refer to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) as a multilateral and international agreement and stressed that the United States, by withdrawing from the deal, proved that it is not committed to its international obligations".

The President also emphasised more consultation between the two countries in important regional and global issues, saying: "The Islamic Republic of Iran has never started tension in the region and our policy is based on cooperation and friendship with our neighbours".

At the same meeting, President Alain Berset of Switzerland described Tehran-Bern relations good and developing in different fields, including scientific cooperation and implementation of joint projects.

Voicing his country's support of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), he said: "This agreement, which has been achieved after long negotiations, is endorsed by the United Nations Security Council and all countries must help maintain it".

President of the Islamic Republic of Iran arrived in Zürich on Monday at the head of a high-ranking political and economic delegation at the official invitation of the President of Switzerland.

Meeting of the presidents of the two countries took place after Dr Hassan Rouhani was officially welcomed by President Alain Berset of Switzerland.

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