Iran, Switzerland establishing fresh cooperation in economic areas

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Iranian chargé d’affaires in Switzerland Mahdi Abedi assessed the prospects for trade relations between Iran and Switzerland as positive, saying that a new phase of cooperation is being established in both countries’ economic relations.

Abedi told IRNA that developing ties with Switzerland is important as the country is regarded as one of world’s most important financial and economic centers.

After the implementation of the JCPOA, Switzerland also removed sanctions on Iran and new movements were started in different economic fields like the trip of the Swiss
president to Iran last year during which both sides agreed on drawing the road map of all-out ties, he added.

He referred to considerable increase in trade ties between Iranian and Swiss firms as one of the most important achievements of the JCPOA, noting that various MoUs and agreements have been sealed so far.

Abedi said that Iran’s Presidential Chief of Staff Mohammad Nahavandian’s meeting with the Swiss Bankers Association (SBA) on Thursday was held to develop banking ties.

Nahavandian arrived in Switzerland on December 7 (Wednesday evening) to discuss promotion of bilateral banking relations and financial cooperation in meetings with the Swiss President Johann Schneider-Ammann and bankers.

Schneider-Ammann heading a 45-member delegation had a trip to Iran on February 26, 2016.

He met with the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Iran’s President Rouhani and a number of other officials.

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