Tehran mayor in Switzerland to discuss expansion of cooperation on metro services

April 7, 2007 - 0:0
VIENNA (IRNA) -- Swiss Vice-President and Interior Minister Pascal Couchepin conferred on Thursday with Tehran's mayor Mohammad-Baqer Ghalibaf on expansion of mutual cooperation on urban development, management of disposal of wastes and recycling to prevent degradation of the environment in the large cities.

Ghalibaf is now in Switzerland for a four-day official visit and is scheduled to confer with the country's high-ranking officials.

The Tehran mayor referred to cultural common grounds between the two countries and voiced Iran's readiness to broaden cultural ties with Switzerland.

The Swiss official, for his part, voiced satisfaction with exchange of political, economic and cultural cooperation with Tehran.

Given firm determination of Iranians during eight year of the Iraqi-imposed war (1980-1988), he wished success and prosperity for Iranian nation.