Swiss President Officially Welcomed by President Rouhani in Tehran

Sat Feb 27, 2016 12:03:24

President Hassan Rouhani accorded his Swiss counterpart Johann Schneider-Ammann an official welcome at Saadabad Cultural Complex in Tehran on Saturday.

The two presidents reviewed a guard of honor and listened to the two countries' national anthems being played.

Schneider-Ammann arrived in Iranian capital, Tehran on Friday evening to confer with Iranian officials on expansion of bilateral cooperation.

He heads a high-ranking political, economic, and scientific delegation in his official visit to Tehran.

Promoting the Tehran-Bern ties in political, economic, trade, judicial, and cultural fields is among the objectives of the Swiss president’s Iran visit. IRNA reports.

Representatives of 38 major Swiss companies are accompanying Schneider-Ammann.

The fact that tens of major Swiss industrialists, investors, and entrepreneurs are accompanying the Swiss president shows that Bern is keen to develop its relations with Tehran, particularly after the recent termination of nuclear-related anti-Iran sanctions.

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