The Iranian president will make an official visit to Switzerland

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will make his official visit to Switzerland next 2 and 3 July. It will be Alain Berset, who holds the presidency this year who will receive Rouhani in Zurich with military honors.

A first meeting will take place in Bern, which will also be attended by Foreign Affairs Minister Ignazio Cassis and the Iranian foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, the government said in a statement on Monday.

The government indicated that they expected to sign different agreements and declarations of intent during the course of the visit, including Iran’s nuclear agreement and the situation in the Near and Middle East.

“Further issues include the protecting power mandate which Switzerland exercises on behalf of the US in Iran (since 1980), and that on behalf of Iran in Saudi Arabia and of Saudi Arabia in Iran, which recently came into effect,” the statement said.

 

June 18, 2018

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