BERN, July 18 (MNA) -- Iran and Switzerland reviewed economic and trade relations here on Friday.

In a meeting between Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Europe Mehdi Safari and the Swiss Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Michael Ambühl current economic and trade relations between Tehran and Bern were reviewed.


Safari in this meeting referred to the existing potentials for future bilateral ties and stated, “We hope to witness a boost in relations via cooperation in the private sectors.”


Ambühl for his part noted that with the initiation of the Iran to Europe gas transfer project relations between the two countries will step into a new stage.


“Of course we are currently seeing a growth in our bilateral ties, but I’m sure that this will become stronger with the gas transfer project,” he added.  


Both officials also discussed international and regional issues such as Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon, and Palestine.


The meeting was held at the Iranian embassy in Bern.






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