Iranian, Swiss FMs Call for Enhancement of Tehran-Bern Ties

Iranian, Swiss FMs Call for Enhancement of Tehran-Bern Ties

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian called for the development of the ties between Tehran and Bern, highlighting the many grounds for bilateral cooperation.

In a meeting with his Swiss counterpart Ignazio Cassis, Amirabdollahian referred to the stable and good ties between the two countries, saying, “We want to expand bilateral relations more than before and see the vast presence of Swiss firms in Iran's economic and development projects. There are many grounds for developing relations between the two countries.”

Fortunately, there are good frameworks for strengthening relations between the two countries. In this regard, it is appropriate to hold a joint economic commission soon, Iran’s top diplomat emphasized.

Explaining the Islamic Republic of Iran's position on the Vienna talks and the JCPOA, the Iranian foreign minister said, “Unfortunately, the Americans have not been and are not honest in the nuclear negotiations.

“Washington has no choice but to completely reconsider its approach and behavior. It is essential that both the Americans and the European parties show the necessary flexibility for the future negotiations to have tangible results.”

The top Swiss diplomat, for his part, reviewed the results of his previous visit to Tehran, saying, “We attach great importance to relations with Iran. In this regard, important meetings are being organized between our colleagues in different fields in coming months.”

Cassis also stressed Berne's readiness to fully expand relations with Iran and said Switzerland is prepared for any kind of cooperation necessary to make better and more use of the Swiss financial channel to supply the goods that Iran wants.

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